Noun Valley Definition and Examples







A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.
  1. as modifier 'the valley floor'
  2. 'Viticulture is most extensive in the Rhine and Mosel valleys in west Germany and is an important export industry.'
  3. 'The topography is stunning, all steep-sided wooded valleys and strategically planted game crops.'
  4. 'It has such beautiful farmland, mountains, valleys, and rivers that one-fifth of the country is designated as national parkland.'
  5. 'They were in a deep valley completely surrounded by mountains.'
  6. 'Did I realise that the little valleys of that region are so verdant because it rains every day?'
  7. 'Between these towns, farmers who had been recruited by seigneurial landowners filled the fertile river valley lands.'
  8. 'The cool breeze that wafts across the lush green valley is as smooth as silk.'
  9. 'Through the trees I could see the far side of a narrow wooded valley.'
  10. 'But areas of high rainfall and narrow river valleys are also ideal for hydro-electric power generation.'
  11. 'They saw the lights revolving and knew they were flying in a deep valley surrounded by mountains.'
An internal angle formed by the intersecting planes of a roof, or by the slope of a roof and a wall.
  1. 'One of the valleys in the church roof needs repairs immediately.'
  2. 'Check flashings at valleys, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and other roofing protrusions.'
((n.) The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.|--|(n.) The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reentrant angle.|--|(n.) The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof.|--|)

noun, plural valleys.

1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially one following the course of a stream.

2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system.

3. any depression or hollow resembling a valley.

4. a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation.

5. any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding, or the like: the valley of despair.

6. Architecture. a depression or angle formed by the meeting of two inclined sides of a roof.

7. the lower phase of a horizontal wave motion.


"There can be valley floors."
"There can be valley authorities."
"There can be valley areas."
"There can be valley railways."
"There can be valley strongholds."
"There can be valley bottoms."
"There can be valley regions."
"There can be valley sides."
"There can be valley mines."
"There can be valley nationals."
"There can be valley resources."
"There can be valley forges."
"There can be valley roads."
"There can be valley people."
"There can be valley lines."
"There can be valley shares."
"There can be valley projects."
"There can be valley hotels."
"There can be valley waters."
"There can be valley miners."
"valleys can see temperatures in weeks."
"valleys can see temperatures in halves."
"valleys can warn places on issues."
"valleys can trade cents down to cents."
"valleys can see progresses in weeks."
"valleys can say things with partners."
"valleys can like places in places."
"valleys can like piddles in places."
"valleys can like people in places."
"valleys can generate savings within periods."
"valleys can form borders between places."
"valleys can barrack maps at people/places/organizations."
"valleys can widen outs into s."
"valleys can take people up to hills."
"valleys can take away breaths in parts."
"valleys can stun places at others."
"valleys can sign deals with governments."
"valleys can shr losses after charges."
"valleys can seem things for centuries."
"valleys can see progresses with percents."

Middle English: from Old French valee, based on Latin vallis, valles; compare with vale.

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