What does Valley mean?

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ˈvæl iVal·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, valenoun

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


  1. valleynoun

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

  2. valleynoun

    The area which drains into a river.

  3. valleynoun

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

  4. valleynoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valleynoun

    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. Valleynoun

    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. Valleynoun

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

  4. Etymology: [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.

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  

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  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

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  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. Larissa McCollum:

    Two hours north of Salt Lake City, I went into labor. An hour later, he was born on the interstate and I was rushed to a small, rural hospital, Bear River Valley Hospital. much to everyone’s surprise, he didn’t need any help.

  2. The National Weather Service:

    Highs on Friday will struggle to get out of the teens from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic region.

  3. Anat Admati:

    One has to remember that Silicon Valley, even biotech, they are very impatient. But we saw with Theranos that [ public health ] is a little more complicated.

  4. Kyla Reid:

    Although we knew the risk of an earthquake in Kathmandu Valley was very high, we never expected it would be so soon.

  5. David Carter:

    Markets had a very strong April as they looked through the valley of economic weakness to a point when stimulus will reignite economic growth, but it could be a longer and deeper valley than many hoped.

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