What does valance mean?

Definitions for valanceˈvæl əns, ˈveɪ ləns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word valance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet(noun)

    a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing


  1. valance(Noun)

    Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.

  2. valance(Noun)

    A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.

  3. valance(Noun)

    A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valance(noun)

    hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor

  2. Valance(noun)

    the drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed

  3. Valance(verb)

    to furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery

  4. Origin: [Perhaps fr. OF. avalant descending, hanging down, p. pr. of avaler to go down, let down, descend (cf. Avalanche); but probably from the town of Valence in France.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valance

    val′ans, n. hanging drapery for a bed, &c.—also Val′ence.—v.t. to decorate with such. [From Valence—L. Valentia, in France.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of valance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of valance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Wayne:

    Pilgrim, hold it, I said you, Valance, you pick it up

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