face value

IPA: fˈeɪsvˈæɫju


  • The amount or value listed on a bill, note, stamp, etc.; the stated value or amount.
  • (idiomatic) No more or less than what is stated; a literal or direct meaning or interpretation.

Examples of "face-value" in Sentences

  • According to a face-value reading of the Bible, you shouldn't question.
  • Taken at face-value, the general story line is indeed standard enough Gothic fare, if somewhat modernized.
  • Forget "face-value reading" — such a person has clearly not even idly flipped through the Bible at any point.
  • The initiative looks simple at face-value but, as observers point out, it is very complex in nature and difficult to implement, often requiring a coalition of countries to do so.
  • Under the only scenario that investors are likely to accept, a little more than half of the face-value of a €100 bond would be redeemed for cash and a triple-A, sovereign, zero-coupon bond.
  • Under this proposal, Greece's principal repayments to private creditors would be put off until some future date, with interest payments and interest rates maintained and no haircut on the face-value of the bonds.
  • Unfortunately too much snake oil and crappola has passed under the proverbial bridge to accept ‘face-value’ but we will accept the historical standard for a ‘competitive price point’ and that means full sovereignty for Palestinians.
  • As euro-zone leaders work to defuse the dangerous debt crisis that is raging at their periphery, more and more observers seem to believe that part of the solution should be a major cut in the face-value of outstanding Greek and possibly Irish government bonds.
  • Of course, if you are a bondholder expecting to be repaid next year or the year after, and you wind up exchanging those bonds for much longer-dated debt instead and possibly debt with a lower face-value, then you can rightly claim to be taking a hit on the value of your bonds.

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