Webster 1913 Edition
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.
valleyof the shadow of death.
Ps. xxiii. 4.
Of hill and
Of hill and
valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
☞ Deep and narrow valleys with abrupt sides are usually the results of erosion by water, and are called
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.
The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof.
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
the rafter which supports the valley.–
a roof having one or more valleys. See
Valley, 2, above.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.