Meaning of VALE in English

I. vale ˈvāl, esp before pause or consonant -āəl noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French val, from Latin valles, vallis valley; akin to Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble

1. : a low-lying country or tract usually containing a brook or a stream

a prospect of the city in the vale below — Thomas Gray

the pattern of parallel strips made by the alternation of vales and cuesta ridges — O.D.Von Engeln


a. : the earth, world, or earthly life in contrast to heaven or eternity

this vale of tears

this mortal vale

the tortured route through the vale of foreign policy — E.E.Morison

b. : the scene or place of life

the vale of time

the cool sequestered vale of life — Thomas Gray

II. vale

variant of vail

III. va·le ˈv]ä(ˌ)lā, ˈw], ]ȧ(-\ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin, farewell, interjection, from 2d singular imperative of valēre to be strong, be well — more at wield

: a salutation of leave-taking — often used interjectionally

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