English Online Dictionary. What means valley? What does valley mean?
From Middle English valey, valeye, from Anglo-Norman valey, Old French valee (compare French vallée), from Latin vallēs/vallis. Doublet of vlei.
- enPR: văl'ē, IPA(key): /ˈvæli/
- Rhymes: -æli
valley (plural valleys)
- An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.
- Synonyms: vale (poetic); see also Thesaurus:valley
- The area which drains into a river.
- Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.
- The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
- closed-cut valley
- open valley
- Lenited form of balley.