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Meaning of VALE

Pronunciation:  veyl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

VALE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: valley
 See Also: dale, depression, glen, gully, holler, hollow, natural depression, nullah, ravine, rift valley, San Joaquin Valley, Shenandoah Valley



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vale\, n. [OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps akin to Gr.
    ? low ground, marsh meadow. Cf. {Avalanche}, {Vail} to lower,
    A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley. ``
    Make me a cottage in the vale.'' --Tennyson.
          Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above.
          In those fair vales, by nature formed to please.
    Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in
          prose and common discourse.
    Syn: Valley; dingle; dell; dale.
  2. \Vale\, n.
    See 2d {Vail}, 3.