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Webster 1913 Edition


Valley

Val′ley

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Valleys
(#)
.
[OE.
vale
,
valeie
, OF.
valée
,
valede
, F.
vallée
, LL.
vallata
, L.
vallis
,
valles
. See
Vale
.]
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.
The
valley
of the shadow of death.
Ps. xxiii. 4.
Sweet interchange
Of hill and
valley
, rivers, woods, and plains.
Milton.
☞ Deep and narrow valleys with abrupt sides are usually the results of erosion by water, and are called
gorges
,
ravines
,
canyons
,
gulches
, etc.
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 reentrant angle.
(b)
The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Valley

VAL'LEY

,
Noun.
plu.
valleys. [L. vallis. See Vale.]
1.
A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains.
2.
A low extended plain, usually alluvial, penetrated or washed by a river. The valley of the Connecticut is remarkable for its fertility and beauty.
Ye mountains, sink; ye valleys, rise; prepare the Lord his way.
3.
In building, a gutter over the sleepers in the roof of a building.

Definition 2021


Valley

Valley

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English

Proper noun

Valley

  1. The San Fernando Valley in southern California.
  2. A city in Nebraska

Derived terms

valley

valley

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English

The Newlands Valley (UK)

Noun

valley (plural valleys)

  1. An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.
    • 2013 August 16, John Vidal, Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 8:
      Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
  2. The area which drains into a river.
  3. Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.
  4. The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

Synonyms

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Hyponyms

Derived terms

  • valley-like

Related terms

  • valley board
  • valley piece
  • valley rafter

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