Valley Val"ley, n.; pl. {Valleys}. [OE. vale, valeie, OF. val['e]e, valede, F. vall['e]e, LL. vallata, L. vallis, valles. See {Vale}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The valley of the shadow of death. --Ps. xxiii. 4. [1913 Webster]

Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: Deep and narrow valleys with abrupt sides are usually the results of erosion by water, and are called {gorges}, {ravines}, {ca[~n]ons}, {gulches}, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) (a) The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a re["e]ntrant angle. (b) The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof. [1913 Webster]

{Valley board} (Arch.), a board for the reception of the lead gutter in the valley of a roof. The valley board and lead gutter are not usual in the United States.

{Valley rafter}, or {Valley piece} (Arch.), the rafter which supports the valley.

{Valley roof} (Arch.), a roof having one or more valleys. See {Valley}, 2, above. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gorges — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: E. Howard Gorges, britischer Brigadegeneral, Kommandeur des West African Regiment 1914 1916 Sir Ferdinando Gorges (1565–1647), gründete 1622 mit John Mason die Province of Maine, die heute zu den US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gorges — Gorges, the plural of the French word for throat , usually refers to a canyon. Gorges is the name or part of the name of several communes in France: Gorges, in the Loire Atlantique département Gorges, in the Manche département Gorges, in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Görges — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hans Görges (1859–1946), deutscher Physiker Julia Görges (* 1988), deutsche Tennisspielerin Wilhelm Görges (1813–1894), deutscher Postbeamter und Schriftsteller Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gorges — puede referirse a Gorges, comuna francesa situada en Loira Atlántico. Gorges, comuna francesa situada en Mancha. Gorges, comuna francesa situada en Somme. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relaci …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gorges — Surtout porté dans la Moselle, c est une variante du prénom Georges, également écrite Görg. On trouve aussi des Gorges en Bretagne, où le nom est cependant plus fréquent sous la forme Gorge (ou Gorgé), de sens assez obscur. En principe, aucun… …   Noms de famille

  • gorges — obs. form of gorgeous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gorges — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Communes en France 2 Gorges en France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gorges — Original name in latin Gorges Name in other language Gored, Gorge, Gorges State code FR Continent/City Europe/Paris longitude 47.09917 latitude 1.30024 altitude 31 Population 3087 Date 2012 01 18 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Gorges — This notable surname is of Ancient Greek origins, although for very obscure reasons, the patron saint of England.. Deriving from the Greek name Georgios meaning a farmer, the name was used in Europe throughout the early Christian period, being… …   Surnames reference

  • Gorges — auf verkürzte Formen von Georg(ius) (Georg) zurückgehende Familiennamen …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”