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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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. Alex Lamers:

    It's pretty hot right now from the Plains states all the way through the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast.

  2. 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.

  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. Charles Cuvelier:

    They expect to complete clean-up efforts at Death Valley and at Crater Lake national parks as weather permits. the resolution of this case sends a message to those who would consider such inappropriate behavior going forward.

  5. Marty Weiner:

    We'd come to Silicon Valley — the California Gold Rush — hoping to hit something big, this, I felt like I've hit this thing. This could be the thing that lets me retire.

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