Vale Vale, n. [OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps akin to Gr. ? low ground, marsh meadow. Cf. {Avalanche}, {Vail} to lower, {Valley}.] A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley. `` Make me a cottage in the vale.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above. --Montgomery. [1913 Webster]

In those fair vales, by nature formed to please. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Valley; dingle; dell; dale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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