valve

valve

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English

Etymology

From Middle English valve, from Latin valva. Doublet of valva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvælv/
  • Rhymes: -ælv

Noun

valve (plural valves)

  1. A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.
  2. A device that admits fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to exit.
  3. (anatomy) One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or control the flow in the opposite direction
    the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves
  4. One of the leaves of a folding-door, or a window-sash.
  5. (Britain) A vacuum tube.
  6. (botany) One of the pieces into which certain fruits naturally separate when they dehisce.
  7. (botany) A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, such as in the barberry.
  8. (biology) One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
  9. (biology) One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.


Derived terms

Translations

Descendants

  • Japanese: バルブ (barubu)
  • Thai: วาล์ว (waao)

Verb

valve (third-person singular simple present valves, present participle valving, simple past and past participle valved)

  1. (transitive) To control (flow) by means of a valve.

Anagrams

  • Velva

Estonian

Etymology

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Noun

valve (genitive valve, partitive valvet)

  1. guard, watch

Declension

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Finnish

Etymology

valvoa +‎ -e

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑlʋeˣ/, [ˈʋɑlʋe̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlʋe
  • Syllabification: val‧ve

Noun

valve

  1. awakeness; the state of being awake

Declension

Antonyms

  • uni

Derived terms

  • olla valveilla
  • valvetila

French

Etymology

From Latin valva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /valv/

Noun

valve f (plural valves)

  1. valve

Derived terms

  • valve cardiaque

Further reading

  • “valve” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

valve f

  1. plural of valva

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