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Meaning of VALE

Pronunciation:  veyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
 

VALE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: valley
 
 See Also: dale, depression, glen, gully, holler, hollow, natural depression, nullah, ravine, rift valley, San Joaquin Valley, Shenandoah Valley

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vale\, n. [OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps akin to Gr.
    ? low ground, marsh meadow. Cf. {Avalanche}, {Vail} to lower,
    {Valley}.]
    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.
    
    Syn: Valley; dingle; dell; dale.
    
    
  2. \Vale\, n.
    See 2d {Vail}, 3.
    
    
 

 

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