a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.
The area which drains into a river.
Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.
The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Origin: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis
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
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
the depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof
Origin: [OE. vale, valeie, OF. vale, valede, F. valle, LL. vallata, L. vallis, valles. See Vale.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
val′i, n. a vale or low land between hills or mountains: a low, extended plain, usually watered by a river:—pl. Vall′eys. [O. Fr. valee (Fr. vallée)—val, a vale.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2319
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4489
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Nouns Frequency: #897
The numerical value of valley in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of valley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A poet's hope to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. (Powers of Mind, 1975)
Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
The big question is,' What is Silicon Valley doing with regards to poverty in Silicon Valley midst ?' i don't think( the big tech companies) can say they're doing much.
There are so many seeds out there, just waiting to sprout, waiting to grow, death Valley really does go from being a valley of death to being a valley of life, but that’s so brief, because it’s not a permanent thing.
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Translations for valley
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- долчинка, долинаBulgarian
- རོངTibetan Standard
- vallCatalan, Valencian
- údolí, dolinaCzech
- долъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Tal, SenkeGerman
- ibar, haranBasque
- وادی, دره, بازه, خلیفPersian
- dalWestern Frisian
- वादी, घाटीHindi
- 계곡, 골짜기Korean
- vallis, vallesLatin
- DallLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- уулын хѳндийMongolian
- bukau, wadi, lebak, lurah, lembahMalay
- vallei, dalDutch
- tééhNavajo, Navaho
- val, vau, vathOccitan
- dolina, долинаSerbo-Croatian
- val, luginëAlbanian
- பள்ளத்தாக்கு, பள்ளம்Tamil
- หุบ, หุบเขา, หุบเหวThai
- ۋادىUyghur, Uighur
- thung lũngVietnamese
- valêye, våWalloon
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