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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A long depression worn in the land by a river or ice, or sunk between faults.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||valley - 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"
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
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noun hollow, dale, glen, vale, depression, dell, dingle, strath (Scot.), cwm (Welsh), coomb a wooded valley set against the backdrop of Monte Rosa
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valley[ˈvælɪ] N → valle m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
valley[ˈvæli] n → vallée f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
valley[ˈvælɪ] n → valle f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. vallei وادٍ долина vale údolí das Tal dal κοιλάδαvalle org دره laakso valléeעמק घाटी dolina völgy lembah dalur valle, vallata 谷 골짜기, 계곡 slėnis ieleja lembah, lurah valleidaldolinavale vale долина údolie dolina dolina dal, dalgång หุบเขา vadi 山谷 долина, низина وادي، دامن کوہ thung lũng 山谷
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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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