valley, vale

(noun) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


vale (plural vales)

(mostly, poetic) A valley.


• (valley): dale

See also valley


• (valley): hill

Etymology 2



(usually, seen in obituaries) Farewell.


• Leva, Veal, Vela, avel, eval, lave, leva, veal, vela

Proper noun

The Vale

(football, informal) Port Vale FC.


An unincorporated community in Avery County, North Carolina, United States.

A small area in Catawba County, North Carolina.

An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

A city, the county seat of Malheur County, Oregon, United States.

A census-designated place in Butte County, South Dakota, United States.

An unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States.

A surname.


• Leva, Veal, Vela, avel, eval, lave, leva, veal, vela

Source: Wiktionary

Vale, n. Etym: [OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps akin to Gr. Avalanche, Vail to lower, Valley.]

Definition: A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley. " Make me a cottage in the vale." Tennyson. Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above. Montgomery. In those fair vales, by nature formed to please. Harte.

Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.


– Valley; dingle; dell; dale.

Vale, n.

Definition: See 2d Vail, 3.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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