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val·ley

 (văl′ē)
n. pl. val·leys
1. An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.
2. An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system.
3. A depression or hollow resembling or suggesting a valley, as the point at which the two slopes of a roof meet.

[Middle English valey, from Old French valee, from Vulgar Latin *vallāta, from Latin vallēs; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

val′leyed adj.

valley

(ˈvælɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a long depression in the land surface, usually containing a river, formed by erosion or by movements in the earth's crust
2. (Physical Geography) the broad area drained by a single river system: the Thames valley.
3. any elongated depression resembling a valley
4. (Architecture) the junction of a roof slope with another or with a wall
5. (Physical Geography) (modifier) relating to or proceeding by way of a valley: a valley railway.
[C13: from Old French valee, from Latin vallis]

val•ley

(ˈvæl i)

n., pl. -leys.
1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream.
2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system.
3. any depression or hollow resembling a valley.
4. a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation.
5. any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, or the like: the valley of despair.
6. a depression or angle formed by the meeting of two inclined sides of a roof.
[1250–1300; Middle English valeie, valey < Old French valee=val vale + -ee < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1]

val·ley

(văl′ē)
A long, narrow region of low land between ranges of mountains, hills, or other high areas, often having a river or stream running along the bottom. Valleys are most commonly formed through the erosion of land by rivers or glaciers. They also form where large regions of land are lowered because of geological faults.

valley

A long depression worn in the land by a river or ice, or sunk between faults.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a rivervalley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
dale - an open river valley (in a hilly area)
glen - a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
holler, hollow - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
nullah - a ravine or gully in southern Asia
ravine - a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
rift valley - a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust

valley

noun hollow, dale, glen, vale, depression, dell, dingle, strath (Scot.), cwm (Welsh), coomb a wooded valley set against the backdrop of Monte Rosa
Translations
долина
údolí
dal
valo
org
بازهخلیفدره
laakso
dolina
völgy
lembah
dalur
谷間
계곡
vallesvallis
slėnis
ieleja
vale
dolina
dolina
dal
หุบเขา
thung lũng

valley

[ˈvælɪ] Nvalle m

valley

[ˈvæli] nvallée f

valley

nTal nt; (big and flat) → Niederung f; to go up/down the valleytalaufwärts/talabwärts gehen/fließen etc; the Upper Rhine valleydie Oberrheinische Tiefebene

valley

[ˈvælɪ] nvalle f

valley

(ˈvӕli) noun
a stretch of flat, low land between hills or mountains, usually drained by a river and its tributaries. a beautiful green valley between the mountains.

valley

وادٍ údolí dal Tal κοιλάδα valle laakso vallée dolina valle 谷間 계곡 vallei dal dolina vale долина dal หุบเขา vadi thung lũng 山谷
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What fun it was, especially going by the lions, fighting Apollyon, and passing through the valley where the hob-goblins were," said Jo.
The man who had proclaimed himself the only true servant of God in all the valley of Wine Creek, and who had wanted God to send him a sign of approval by way of a son out of the womb of Kather- ine, began to think that at last his prayers had been answered.
This one, the name of which doesn't appear, is in the Copan valley of Honduras, and "
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
The pastoral slopes of the valley below were cloaked in lustre-leather: the rare watercourses along the road had faded from the waiting eye and ear; it seemed as if the long and dry summer had even invaded the close-set ranks of pines, and had blown a simoom breath through the densest woods, leaving its charred red ashes on every leaf and spray along the tunnelled shade.
Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.
He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape in all the valley of the Saco.
So that when at last the jerking harpoon drew out, and the towing whale sideways vanished; then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal, as if from some mountain torrent we had slid into a serene valley lake.
I cannot tell all that happened on that day, but I will tell of the last charge that we made together; it was across a valley right in front of the enemy's cannon.
So Jurgis became one of the new "American heroes," a man whose virtues merited comparison with those of the martyrs of Lexington and Valley Forge.
Why, re'lly, she did seem to me to valley the child more 'cause 't was sickly and cross, and plagued her; and she warn't making b'lieve, neither,--cried about it, she did, and lopped round, as if she'd lost every friend she had.