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

Wiktionary

  1. valleynoun

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  2. valleynoun

    The area which drains into a river.

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  3. valleynoun

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  4. valleynoun

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

    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

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

  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

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

  3. Valleynoun

    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  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Valley' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2319

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    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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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. Chief Executive Tom Enders:

    I think we see some promising avenues going forward. We have also decided to open a new innovation centre in Silicon Valley.

  2. Douglas London:

    Ahmad is not his dad, his dad was just an amazing man, and what the older Massoud's men had in Panjshir Valley when they were fighting The Taliban before 9/11 was a bigger force than what they have now and a lot more capable.

  3. Danielle Foltz:

    How do you find the words to describe the most horrific event in your life, your personal valley of the shadow of death ? because that is exactly the feeling that clamps your heart when you are at a place where the medication needed to rescue your child is out of reach.

  4. James Jackson:

    If you live in the Kathmandu Valley you have other priorities, daily threats and daily nasty things happen to you in terms of air quality, water quality, pollution, traffic and just poverty, but it doesn't mean that the earthquakes go away.

  5. Innovation Gabriel Woo:

    There is always really interesting stuff that's happening out in the (San Francisco) Bay Area, in Silicon Valley.

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