vale

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vale

noun \ˈvāl\

Definition of VALE

1
:  valley, dale
2
:  world <this vale of tears>

Examples of VALE

  1. <settled in a lush vale in the shadow of the mountains>

Origin of VALE

Middle English, from Anglo-French val, from Latin valles, vallis; perhaps akin to Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to VALE

Synonyms
dale, dene [British], hollow, valley

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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