Meaning of VALLEY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈva-lē ]


( plural valleys )

Etymology: Middle English valeye, from Anglo-French valee, from val valley — more at vale

Date: 14th century


a. : an elongate depression of the earth's surface usually between ranges of hills or mountains

b. : an area drained by a river and its tributaries

2. : a low point or condition


a. : hollow , depression

b. : the place of meeting of two slopes of a roof that form on the plan a reentrant angle

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.