Definition of valley in English:

valley

Line breaks: val¦ley
Pronunciation: /ˈvali
 
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noun (plural valleys)

  • 1A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it: [in place names]: the Thames Valley [as modifier]: the valley floor
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    • It has such beautiful farmland, mountains, valleys, and rivers that one-fifth of the country is designated as national parkland.
    • Mountains, valleys, and rivers provide memorable scenery for tourists.
    • The steep hills and valleys also offer superb rivers for white-water rafting.
    Synonyms
    dale, vale; hollow, depression, hole, basin, gully, gorge, pass, ravine, canyon, rift, gap; British combe, slade, dene; Northern English clough; Scottish glen, strath; Indian nullah; South African kloof; Spanish vega; in Arabic-speaking countries wadi
    literary dell, dingle
  • 2 Architecture An internal angle formed by the intersecting planes of a roof, or by the slope of a roof and a wall.
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    • Check flashings at valleys, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and other roofing protrusions.
    • Roof outlets, valleys, gutters and overflows need to be inspected and cleaned twice each year, once in the autumn and once in the spring.
    • One of the valleys in the church roof needs repairs immediately.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French valee, based on Latin vallis, valles; compare with vale1.

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