Definition of "valley" []

  • An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom. (noun)
  • An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system. (noun)
  • A depression or hollow resembling or suggesting a valley, as the point at which the two slopes of a roof meet. (noun)
  • A long depression in the land surface, usually containing a river, formed by erosion or by movements in the earth's crust (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.

  • The broad area drained by a single river system (noun)
  • Any elongated depression resembling a valley (noun)
  • The junction of a roof slope with another or with a wall (noun)
  • Relating to or proceeding by way of a valley (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "valley" in a sentence
  • "As mentioned then, opposite Banz on the other side of the Main valley is the famous Shrine of the Fourteen Holy Helpers - Vierzehnheiligen - which we visit today."
  • "But the term valley would convey an erroneous idea, since the space between these two dominant ranges is filled with numerous cross chains, making the mountain character predominant, while the valleys are exceptional."
  • "Similarly, a valley is a pretty sophisticated thing, but not as sophisticated as the laws of geology that are able to form it, or the physics that permits the geology, and so on."