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

  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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    Veena
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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. David Tate:

    Napa Valley winemakers had large water pumps and 500 feet of fire hose with a nozzle at the end, the rest of the family had chainsaws going like crazy to try to cut back the brush that was wrapped around the house.

  3. Mark Lemley:

    Much as it pains me to say it, the US isn't nearly as attractive a place for innovation as it was five years ago, as the President Donald Trump administration makes it harder and harder to bring the best and brightest people from around the world to Silicon Valley, I think tech companies may be looking towards a world where we are no longer the center of innovation.

  4. Adam Smith:

    On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. (Powers of Mind, 1975)

  5. Taylor Ward:

    Most of the significant severe weather days so far this year have been focused on the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South, this could be the most substantial threat of the year so far in Oklahoma and Kansas. While this may be a bit late in the spring, this is certainly not unusual, as late April and May is the peak for severe weather in the Southern Plains.

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