market value EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the value of a business, property, etc., in terms of what it can be sold for on the open market; current value (distinguished from). .
Origin of market value First recorded in 1685–95 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for market value Historical Examples of market value
It is raising the price of men and putting a market-value on life.
Gerald Stanley Lee
Dried without sufficient air, their color is changed, and their quality and market-value injured.
J. H. Walden
I am perfectly aware that poor Helen’s market-value as a heroine will have gone down about fifty per cent.
George A. Lawrence
Rent-charges had a market-value, varying with time and place, and expressed as a number of years’ purchase of the rent-charge.
Frank A. Fetter
There was no other means, however, of ascertaining the market-value of his sketch, so he put the objectionable question.
British Dictionary definitions for market value market value noun the amount obtainable on the open market for the sale of property, financial assets, or goods and servicesCompare, Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012