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. Displaced native dene, from Old English dene.
- enPR: văl'ē, IPA(key): /ˈvæli/
- Rhymes: -æli
valley (plural valleys)
- An elongated depression cast between hills or mountains, often garnished with a river flowing through it.
- Synonyms: dale, (poetic) vale; see also Thesaurus:valley
- An area which drains itself into a river.
- Any structure resembling one, e.g. the interior angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
- closed-cut valley
- open valley
valley (third-person singular simple present valleys, present participle valleying, simple past and past participle valleyed)
- (intransitive, poetic, rare) To form the shape of a valley.
- “valley, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- “valley, v.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- Lavely, y'all've
- Lenited form of balley.