Definitions for Valley
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Valley.
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.
Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis
A valley is an elongated low area often running between hills or mountains, which will typically contain a river or stream running from one end to the other. Most valleys are formed by erosion of the land surface by rivers or streams over a very long period. Some valleys are formed through erosion by glacial ice. These glaciers may remain present in valleys in high mountains or polar areas. At lower latitudes and altitudes, these glacially formed valleys may have been created or enlarged during ice ages but now are ice-free and occupied by streams or rivers. In desert areas, valleys may be entirely dry or carry a watercourse only rarely. In areas of limestone bedrock, dry valleys may also result from drainage now taking place underground rather than at the surface. Rift valleys arise principally from earth movements, rather than erosion. Many different types of valleys are described by geographers, using terms that may be global in use or else applied only locally.
A valley is a low-lying area of land between two higher points such as mountains or hills. It is typically characterized by a long, narrow shape with sloping sides and a river or stream often flowing through it. Valleys are formed through various geological processes such as erosion, tectonic activity, or glacial movement. They can vary in size from small and narrow to large and wide, providing a unique habitat for vegetation, wildlife, and human settlements.
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
Etymology: [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.]
The space through a range of hills or mountains.
The valley was so beautiful day and night.
Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valley is ranked #7402 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Valley surname appeared 4,497 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Valley.
81% or 3,643 total occurrences were White.
8.8% or 397 total occurrences were Black.
5.2% or 235 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 88 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 81 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1.1% or 53 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
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
Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
At Segway we tried to do it the right way, and it was a nightmare, so I kind of actually respect the fact that Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime're just blowing in and dumping the scooters in the street and letting Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime sort Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime out.
October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. (Powers of Mind, 1975)
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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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