Definitions for valley
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word valley.
a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.
The area which drains into a river.
Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.
The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis
A valley is an elongated low area often running between hills or mountains, which will typically contain a river or stream running from one end to the other. Most valleys are formed by erosion of the land surface by rivers or streams over a very long period. Some valleys are formed through erosion by glacial ice. These glaciers may remain present in valleys in high mountains or polar areas. At lower latitudes and altitudes, these glacially formed valleys may have been created or enlarged during ice ages but now are ice-free and occupied by streams or rivers. In desert areas, valleys may be entirely dry or carry a watercourse only rarely. In areas of limestone bedrock, dry valleys may also result from drainage now taking place underground rather than at the surface. Rift valleys arise principally from earth movements, rather than erosion. Many different types of valleys are described by geographers, using terms that may be global in use or else applied only locally.
A valley is a low-lying area of land between two higher points such as mountains or hills. It is typically characterized by a long, narrow shape with sloping sides and a river or stream often flowing through it. Valleys are formed through various geological processes such as erosion, tectonic activity, or glacial movement. They can vary in size from small and narrow to large and wide, providing a unique habitat for vegetation, wildlife, and human settlements.
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
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
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.]
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
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.]
The space through a range of hills or mountains.
The valley was so beautiful day and night.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valley is ranked #7402 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Valley surname appeared 4,497 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Valley.
81% or 3,643 total occurrences were White.
8.8% or 397 total occurrences were Black.
5.2% or 235 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 88 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 81 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1.1% or 53 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2319
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4489
Rank popularity for the word 'valley' in Nouns Frequency: #897
The numerical value of valley in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of valley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
Silicon Valley is becoming Aspen, silicon Valley's becoming a region of rich people and Silicon Valley servants, and Silicon Valley shouldn't be that way. There's not a sense of community. There's not a sense of civic engagement and civic responsibility...
At Segway we tried to do it the right way, and it was a nightmare, so I kind of actually respect the fact that Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime're just blowing in and dumping the scooters in the street and letting Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime sort Silicon Valley-backed Bird and Lime out.
The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
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Translations for valley
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- долчинка, долинаBulgarian
- རོངTibetan Standard
- vallCatalan, Valencian
- údolí, dolinaCzech
- долъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Tal, SenkeGerman
- ibar, haranBasque
- وادی, دره, بازه, خلیفPersian
- dalWestern Frisian
- वादी, घाटीHindi
- 계곡, 골짜기Korean
- vallis, vallesLatin
- DallLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- уулын хѳндийMongolian
- bukau, wadi, lebak, lurah, lembahMalay
- vallei, dalDutch
- tééhNavajo, Navaho
- val, vau, vathOccitan
- dolina, долинаSerbo-Croatian
- val, luginëAlbanian
- பள்ளத்தாக்கு, பள்ளம்Tamil
- หุบ, หุบเขา, หุบเหวThai
- ۋادىUyghur, Uighur
- thung lũngVietnamese
- valêye, våWalloon
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