AskDefine | Define vale

Dictionary Definition

vale n : a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river [syn: valley]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Cognate of English valley.

Pronunciation

  • /veɪl/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪl

Homophones

Noun

  1. valley

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Translations

valley

Estonian

Adjective

  1. false

Fijian

Etymology

, compare Indonesian balai.

Noun

  1. house

Finnish

Noun

  1. A lie, untruth, fabrication.
  2. As modifier in compound terms (vale-), false, virtual, pseudo-.

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Italian

Verb

Latin

Verb

Interjection

  1. goodbye, farewell
    Ave atque vale. (Hello and goodbye.)

Usage notes

  • This is the singular form. When addressing a group, valete is used.

Portuguese

Verb

Romanian

Etymology

vallis.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. valley

Declension

Spanish

Noun

  1. voucher; IOU

Verb

es-verb-form valer

Interjection

  1. In the context of "only|_|Spain|not Latin America|lang=es": okay

Usage notes

In Mexico, the complete expression "sale y vale" is also used to mean "OK".

Swedish

Noun

  1. Fix sea mark on land (West Sweden).

Extensive Definition

In geography a vale is a wide river valley, usually with a particularly wide flood plain or flat valley bottom. Vales commonly occur between the escarpment slopes of pairs of chalk downs, where the chalk dome has been eroded, exposing less resistant underlying rock, usually clay.
Political divisions (towns, cities, districts, counties) named Vale or containing Vale in their names include:

See also

vale in French: Vales
vale in Portuguese: Vales
vale in Romanian: Vale (dezambiguizare)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Earth, Gaea, Ge, Tellus, Terra, biosphere, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, combe, dale, dell, dingle, gap, geography, geosphere, gill, glen, globe, grove, intervale, lunar rill, mother earth, pass, ravine, strath, terra, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, this pendent world, trench, trough, vale of tears, valley, wadi, whole wide world, world
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