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.
Origin: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis
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
Origin: [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.]
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Google is not alone in Silicon Valley.
break this mountain to fill that valley
valley's days bracket God ways equals testimonies
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
A poet's hope to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere.
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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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