What does valley mean?

Definitions for valley
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?

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How to say valley in sign language?

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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. Hillary Clinton:

    Our security professionals need to more effectively track and analyze ISIS' social media posts and map jihadist networks, we have to stop jihadists from radicalizing new recruits in person and through social media, chat rooms and what is called the dark web. To do that we need stronger relationships between Washington, Silicon Valley and all of our great tech companies.

  2. Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson:

    The university is also reaching out to our campus community and the greater New River Valley community who may be affected by the events that have occurred over the several days. we have some very wounded folks in this community and and please show them some respect.

  3. Ivan Feinseth:

    Facebook is competing with other Silicon Valley tech companies for talent and it is supply and demand that sets the price for labor as well as anything else, it is more about competing in a very tight labor market which is dictating the amount of money companies are willing to pay then the set state minimum wage.

  4. Oded Netzer:

    All the plants and animals in the valley during the tsunami of acid were probably highly damaged, probably dead, in the long term, there will be soil damage and large functional ecological problems.

  5. 'jubal' yinka popoola:

    break this mountain to fill that valley

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