What does valley mean?

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ˈvæl ival·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, vale(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  2. valley(Noun)

    The area which drains into a river.

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  3. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  4. valley(Noun)

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valley(noun)

    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. Valley(noun)

    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. Valley(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce valley?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Douglas Rodrigues:

    The situation in Javari Valley is critical, we are preparing for a catastrophe.

  2. Democrat TJ Cox:

    The fact is, our problem with immigrants here in America, is that we don't have enough of them, particularly here in the Central Valley.

  3. Dan Newman:

    Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates. It's a community of people focused on the future, and of course, to paraphrase (bank robber) Willie Sutton, it's where the donors live.

  4. Naftali Bennett:

    Last night history knocked on the door of our home and gave us a one-time opportunity to apply Israeli law on all settlements in Samaria, Judea, the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.

  5. Police Officer Javier Lara:

    We made a promise to the family that we're gon na be there for special events, being the first football game, we gathered agencies from across the valley to let him know that we're still there, even though his dad's not.

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