noun (plural valleys) Etymology: Middle English valeye, from Anglo-French valee, from val valley — more at vale Date: 14th century 1. a. an elongate depression of the earth's surface usually between ranges of hills or mountains b. an area drained by a river and its tributaries 2. a low point or condition 3. a. hollow, depression b. the place of meeting of two slopes of a roof that form on the plan a reentrant angle

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • valley — (n.) late 13c., from Anglo Norman valey, O.Fr. valee a valley, from V.L. *vallata, from L. vallis valley, of unknown origin. Valley Girl (in reference to San Fernando Valley of California) was popularized 1982 in song by Frank Zappa and his… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Valley — – Tal der Wächter ist ein phantastischer Roman des britischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Stroud. Das Werk ist unter dem englischen Originaltitel Heroes of the Valley 2009 erschienen. Auch die deutsche, 493 Seiten starke Übersetzung kam im Januar… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • valley — [val′ē] n. pl. valleys [ME valey < OFr valee < val < L vallis, vale < IE base * wel , to turn, roll > WALK, WELL1] 1. a stretch of low land lying between hills or mountains and usually having a river or stream flowing through it 2 …   English World dictionary

  • valley — has the plural form valleys …   Modern English usage

  • valley — [n] hollow in the land basin, bottom, canyon, channel, coulee, dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, gorge, lowland, notch, plain, swale, trough, vale; concepts 509,513 …   New thesaurus

  • valley — ► NOUN (pl. valleys) ▪ a low area between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it. ORIGIN Latin vallis …   English terms dictionary

  • Valley — In geology, a valley (also called a vale, dale, glen or strath and near or in Appalachia, a draw) 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… …   Wikipedia

  • valley — valleylike, adj. /val ee/, n., pl. valleys. 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 …   Universalium

  • Valley — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Valley », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Valley est le mot anglais équivalent au… …   Wikipédia en Français

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