Definitions for valleyˈvæl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•leyˈvæl i(n.)(pl.)-leys.

  1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. any depression or hollow resembling a valley.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  4. a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation.

  5. any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, or the like:

    the valley of despair.

  6. a depression or angle formed by the meeting of two inclined sides of a roof.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of valley:

1250–1300; ME valeie, valey < OF valee=valvale+-ee < L -āta, fem. of -ātus -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, vale(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. valley(noun)ˈvæl i

    the low area between two mountains

    a river running through the valley

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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


Translations for valley

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

valley(noun)

a stretch of flat, low land between hills or mountains, usually drained by a river and its tributaries

a beautiful green valley between the mountains.

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