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.

  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.]

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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  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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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. Jesse Keenan:

    The problem of finding and compensating talent is immense; they just don't want to live in (California's) suburban Silicon Valley, many of these companies found a foothold in New York simply as a mechanism of attracting talent and maintaining the talent.

  2. Paul Bragiel:

    Silicon Valley attracts the whole world; Singapore is catching up.

  3. Daniel Brunet:

    I can barely picture what New York will look like in 2045, could it be like the worst version of Hill Valley, with some people living in luxurious penthouses and others cramped in on the edge of town and just not given enough?

  4. Daniel Ives:

    We view this (deception technologies) as a $3 billion market over the next three years, with Israel and Silicon Valley being the epicenter of this innovation wave.

  5. Soren Kisiel:

    Camp Equinox's the mission of Hidden Valley Camp, to instill in these kids a sense of community so they're working together and supporting each other, i can't imagine delivering that online.

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