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VALE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vale mean? 

VALE (noun)
  The noun VALE has 1 sense:

1. a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

  Familiarity information: VALE used as a noun is very rare.


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VALE (noun)


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Meaning:

A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

vale; valley

Hypernyms ("vale" is a kind of...):

depression; natural depression (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vale"):

nullah (a ravine or gully in southern Asia)

dale (an open river valley (in a hilly area))

glen (a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains))

gully (deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour))

holler; hollow (a small valley between mountains)

ravine (a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water))

rift valley (a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust)

Instance hyponyms:

San Joaquin Valley (a vast valley in central California known for its rich farmland)

San Fernando Valley (a fertile valley in southern California north of Los Angeles; includes many residential communities)

Nemea (a valley in southeastern Greece where the Nemean Games were held)

Loire Vally (the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated)

Shenandoah Valley (a large valley between the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia; site of numerous battles during the American Civil War)


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