Definitions for valleyˈvæl i

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word valley

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, vale(noun)

    a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river


  1. valley(Noun)

    An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.

  2. valley(Noun)

    The area which drains into a river.

  3. valley(Noun)

    Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.

  4. valley(Noun)

    The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

  5. Origin: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valley(noun)

    the space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively

  2. Valley(noun)

    the place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reentrant angle

  3. Valley(noun)

    the depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof

  4. Origin: [OE. vale, valeie, OF. vale, valede, F. valle, LL. vallata, L. vallis, valles. See Vale.]


  1. Valley

    In geology, a valley or dale is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. A very deep river valley may be called a canyon or gorge. The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Most valleys belong to one of these two main types or a mixture of them, with respect of the cross section of the slopes or hillsides.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2319

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4489

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Nouns Frequency: #897

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 'jubal' yinka popoola:

    break this mountain to fill that valley

  2. ambassador chris:

    valley's days bracket God ways equals testimonies

  3. W. H. Auden:

    Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    A poet's hope to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.

  5. Asim Bajwa:

    Hit a terrorist compound in Shawal Valley killing (three) high profile terrorists.

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