What does valley mean?

Definitions for valley
ˈvæl ival·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valley, valenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. valleynoun

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  2. valleynoun

    The area which drains into a river.

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  3. valleynoun

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

  4. valleynoun

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

    Etymology: vallée, valee, from valles/vallis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valleynoun

    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. Valleynoun

    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. Valleynoun

    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  

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  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

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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. Chris Borick:

    If you were to design the perfect Trump location, the Lehigh Valley was that 25 years ago, it is a different place now. Some of the blue collar appeal that Trump may be having in other areas of the country or the state may have less of a target here.

  2. Los Angeles:

    Beck and the police department are committed to solving these cases, we’ve seen pockets that have happened on the Westside [ west San Fernando Valley ] a while back, and we were able to break up one ring, but we don’t think that these ones are a single ring or any connection.

  3. Ben Sasse:

    It’s no surprise that these tests are coming from Silicon Valley, which is the epicenter in this country of things that harm families, people are getting abortions based on these false tests. These companies are responsible for countless deaths, countless missing brothers or sisters. They must immediately stop selling these tests, and they must be held accountable.

  4. Ken LaGrande:

    Sun Valley Rice now is a fully integrated arm of the family business,' from farm to fork' if you will, we source rice from 200 farms, or about 10 % of the rice crop gown in California. And we handle drying, milling, packaging and marketing of the rice.

  5. Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan:

    Right now, the 78 miles that have been built have been built where there was an existing form of barrier, we just started breaking ground in( Rio Grande Valley), where we're building miles of new wall where there has been no structure there at all.

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