Definition of


  1. (noun, object) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

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Synonyms of Vale


Alternate forms of Vale

Hyponyms: dale, glen, gully, holler, hollow, nullah, ravine, rift valley

Hypernyms: depression, natural depression

Origin of the word Vale

  1. river-land between two ranges of hills, c.1300, from O.Fr. val "valley," from L. vallem (nom. vallis, valles) "valley." Vale of years "old age" is from "Othello." Vale of tears "this world as a place of trouble" is attested from 1554. more

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Words that sound like Vale

valhalla, vali, valley, value, veal, veil, vela, viable, vial, viewable, vila, vile, vilely, villa, viol, viola, viyella, voile, volaille, vole, volley, vowel

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