English Online Dictionary. What means valve? What does valve mean?
From Middle English valve, from Latin valva (“double door, valve”). Doublet of valva.
- IPA(key): /ˈvælv/
- Rhymes: -ælv
valve (plural valves)
- A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.
- A device that admits fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to exit.
- (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
- One of the leaves of a folding-door, or a window-sash.
- (Britain) A vacuum tube.
- (botany) One of the pieces into which certain fruits naturally separate when they dehisce.
- (botany) A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, such as in the barberry.
- (biology) One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
- (biology) One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.
- → Cantonese: 嘩佬／哗佬 (waa1 lou2)
- → Japanese: バルブ (barubu)
- → Thai: วาล์ว (waao)
valve (third-person singular simple present valves, present participle valving, simple past and past participle valved)
- (transitive) To control (flow) by means of a valve.
From valvama + -e.
valve (genitive valve, partitive valvet)
- guard, watch
valvoa + -e
- IPA(key): /ˈʋɑlʋeˣ/, [ˈʋɑ̝lʋe̞(ʔ)]
- Rhymes: -ɑlʋe
- Syllabification(key): val‧ve
- awakeness; the state of being awake
- olla valveilla
- "valve" in Kielitoimiston sanakirja (Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish).
From Latin valva.
- IPA(key): /valv/
valve f (plural valves)
- valve cardiaque
- “valve”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- IPA(key): /ˈval.ve/
- Rhymes: -alve
- Hyphenation: vàl‧ve
- plural of valva