face value

face val·ue
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feys val-yoo]
    • /feɪs ˈvæl yu/
    • /feɪs ˈvæljuː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys val-yoo]
    • /feɪs ˈvæl yu/

Definitions of face value words

  • noun face value the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document. 1
  • noun face value apparent value: Do not accept promises at face value. 1
  • noun face value monetary worth as printed 1
  • singular noun face value The face value of things such as coins, paper money, investment documents, or tickets is the amount of money that they are worth, and that is written on them. 0
  • noun face value the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin 0
  • noun face value apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth 0

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Origin of face value

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80

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Parts of speech for Face value


face value popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

face value usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for face value

noun face value

  • face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.
  • nominal value — book or par value, as of securities; face value.
  • par value — face value (def 1).

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