Definition of Valley

1. Noun. A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.

Exact synonyms: Vale
Specialized synonyms: Nemea, Loire Valley, San Fernando Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Shenandoah Valley
Specialized synonyms: Dale, Glen, Gully, Holler, Hollow, Nullah, Ravine, Rift Valley
Generic synonyms: Depression, Natural Depression



Definition of Valley

1. n. 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.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Valley

1. Noun. An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it. ¹

2. Noun. The area which drains into a river. ¹

3. Noun. Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs. ¹

4. Noun. The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Valley

1. a depression of the earth's surface [n -LEYS] : VALLEYED [adj]

Medical Definition of Valley

1. Origin: OE. Vale, valeie, OF. Valee, valede, F. Vallee, 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, canons, gulches, etc. 2. 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. Valley board, a roof having one or more valleys. See Valley, 2, above. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Valley

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vallecula sylvii
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