What does VALLEY mean?

Definitions for VALLEY
ˈvæl iVALLEY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, vale(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  2. valley(Noun)

    The area which drains into a river.

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  3. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  4. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Valley(noun)

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

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valley

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. valley

    The space through a range of hills or mountains.

    The valley was so beautiful day and night.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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

How to pronounce VALLEY?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say VALLEY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VALLEY in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VALLEY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of VALLEY in a Sentence

  1. Paul Krekorian:

    For decades, buckled sidewalks have plagued neighborhoods from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, all of that is going to change starting today with the city's historic commitment to fix our sidewalks and make them accessible to everyone.

  2. Helar Valencia:

    This is going to anger people even more, if before only some were against Tia Maria, now I think it's the whole valley.

  3. Dr Shipton:

    You start to see things like decorated bones, beads made from marine shell or ostrich eggs, miniaturzied stone tools, and bones carved into things like arrow points. This is the oldest date we have for when this behavior is first observed, previous sites relating to this early period of modern humanbehaviorr have all been in South Africa and the East African Rift Valley, this is the first site on the coast of East Africa and the first with such a continuous record.

  4. Akram Hussain:

    Our culture and language were already under threat and now these floods have devastated half our valley.

  5. Chris Borick:

    If you were to design the perfect Trump location, the Lehigh Valley was that 25 years ago, it is a different place now. Some of the blue collar appeal that Trump may be having in other areas of the country or the state may have less of a target here.

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