τίμιος, -α, -ον (< τιμή), [in LXX chiefly for יָקָר ;] valued, hence, __(a) precious, costly, highly valued: primarily, of money value, λίθος, Refs Rev.17:4 18:12, 16 21:19; pl., 1Co.3:12; compar., -ώτεφος, 1Pe.1:7, Rec.; superl., -ώτατος, Refs Rev.18:12 21:11; in extended sense, καρπός, Jas.5:7; αἷμα, 1Pe.1:19; ἐπαγγέλματα, 2Pe.1:4; __(b) held in honour, honoured, esteemed worthy: with dative, Act.5:34; ὁ γάμος, Heb.13:4; ψυχή, Act.20:24 (where τ. is pleonastic, see Page, in l).† (AS)
1) as of great price, precious 2) held in honour, esteemed, especially dear
Including the comparative τίμιώτερος timiōteros and the superlative τίμιώτατος timiōtatos ; from G5092; valuable, that is, (objectively) costly, or (subjectively) honored, esteemed, or (figuratively) beloved
KJV Usage: dear, honourable, (more, most) precious, had in reputation.