KJV Dictionary Definition: precious
PRE'CIOUS, a. L. pretiosus, from pretium, price. See Praise.
1. Of great price; costly; as a precious stone.
2. Of great value or worth; very valuable.
She is more precious than rubies. Prov.3.
3. Highly valued; much esteemed.
The word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. 1 Sam.3.
4. Worthless; in irony and contempt.
Precious metals, gold and silver, so called on account of their value.
PRE'CIOUSLY, adv. Valuably; to a great price.
1. Contemptibly; in irony.
PRE'CIOUSNESS, n. Valuableness; great value; high price.