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Definition of "vale" []

  • A valley, often coursed by a stream; a dale. (noun)
  • Used to express leave-taking or farewell. (interjection)
  • A farewell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vale" in a sentence
  • "But if he is wise he will, as Milton also did, make it up again, and get the most that he can from his stony-hearted stepmother before the time comes for him to bid her his _Vale vale et aeternum vale_."
  • ""Now to return to the youth in the corner: _Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit_, Jemmy keep your money, or give it to the priest to keep, and it will be safest; but by no means let the Hyblean honey of the schoolmaster's blarney deprive you of it, otherwise it will be a _vale, vale, longum vale_ between you."
  • "Among them were a dozen stoic fighters from the New York Underground Combat League, the rules of which are summarized by the phrase "vale tudo," Portuguese for "anything goes.""