Definition of face value in English:

face value

noun

  • 1The value printed or depicted on a coin, banknote, postage stamp, ticket, etc., especially when less than the actual or intrinsic value.

    • ‘No one was allowed to ask for or pay more than the face value of a coin in exchange for a new quarter.’
    • ‘So far, that set has lured bids of up to four times the face value of the coins.’
    • ‘One of the coins in the set was a 2 ore coin with the face value of about 9 satang.’
    • ‘Some of the countries have also introduced commemorative coins with the face value of 10 Euro.’
    • ‘The buyer pays the full face value for each bond then earns interest on top of their investment.’
    • ‘A Seattle ordinance forbids the resale of tickets in the city for more than their face value.’
    • ‘Among them were a gold coin with the face value of 6,000 baht and a silver coin with a face value of 600 baht.’
    • ‘I know some jurisdictions don't even allow you to sell your tickets at or below face value.’
    • ‘If you buy a ticket as part of a package you should be told the face value of the ticket.’
    • ‘In this game kings, queens and jacks are worth half a point each, and the numeral cards are worth their face value.’
    • ‘By the end of the year, its market value had fallen to 66 percent of its face value.’
    • ‘Money forgers usually gain only the face value of the banknotes they have forged.’
    • ‘The ticket refund covers the face value of tickets purchased for race day.’
    • ‘These coins have a face value, but the actual value is the price of gold.’
    • ‘The actual redemption rate will be a function of the face value of the coupon relative to the price of the brand, as well as the expiration period.’
    • ‘The rest of the cards are worth their face value in points.’
    • ‘Token money (such as banknotes) has an intrinsic value less than its face value.’
    • ‘The rules have stated that only the nominal face value of shares needs to be disclosed, but that rarely bears any relation to the actual value.’
    • ‘The vouchers may or may not have a fixed face value or be tradable between citizens.’
    • ‘That represents a booking fee of a staggering 91% of the face value of the ticket.’
    1. 1.1The superficial appearance or implication of something.
      ‘she felt the lie was unconvincing, but he seemed to take it at face value’
      • ‘I take people at face value, weigh them by their worth, and where they come from doesn't matter to me.’
      • ‘His comments would be less likely to be taken at face value if your readers were made aware of this important fact.’
      • ‘Well, Kimbro and others insist that we should embrace that saying at face value.’
      • ‘At face value, the changes suggested appear to be well-intentioned, but flawed.’
      • ‘We accept this promise at face value because, well, who doesn't want a better life?’
      • ‘Nor can the surviving pieces of evidence of past happenings be taken at face value.’
      • ‘The images become politically charged; take on meaning beyond their face value.’
      • ‘For the moment, it seems reasonable to accept these comments at face value.’
      • ‘Even if taken at face value, what is to be gained by this decentralisation?’
      • ‘Now take it at face value, and that's halving the unemployment rate in this country.’
      • ‘The company concluded that investors are no longer prepared to accept the word of corporate executives simply at face value.’

Pronunciation:

face value

/ˈfās ˈˌvalyo͞o/