Noun Valise Definition and Examples







A small travelling bag or suitcase.
  1. 'Important papers should not be left in the outside pouches of valises that are thrown unceremoniously into the boot of a taxi.'
  2. 'The next morning, he knocked on her door, just as she burst out of it, followed by a train of servants carrying cases and valises.'
  3. 'Sara gazed up at the house in dazed wonder, not noticing Mr. Lake's retrieval of her valise from the carriage or his offer of hand to steady her step down to the sidewalk.'
  4. 'She dressed in her warmest clothes, as the Spanish nights were terribly cold, and grabbed her valise.'
  5. 'Adam dropped the valise on the floor.'
  6. 'You can almost picture a stern lady in a hoop skirt being helped down from the train, while a porter scurries to take her valise.'
  7. 'She removed her makeup kit, then a blue dress from the larger of their two valises.'
  8. 'She was dressed in a grey business-type suit and skirt, and clutched a leather valise to her chest.'
  9. 'She had cooked up yet another plot, and she packed her valise carefully making sure to take only those things that she would need.'
  10. 'The evening before my surgery, I packed a small valise with a robe, slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, two books, and bottled water, and set off to the hospital with my husband.'
((n.) A small sack or case, usually of leather, but sometimes of other material, for containing the clothes, toilet articles, etc., of a traveler; a traveling bag; a portmanteau.)


1. a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used to hold clothing, toilet articles, etc.; suitcase; traveling bag.


"valises can be in halls."
"valises can be from boots."
"valises can be by people."
"valises can belong to sisters."

Early 17th century: from French, from Italian valigia; compare with medieval Latin valesia, of unknown origin.

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