vale

noun \ ˈvāl \

Definition of vale

1 : valley, dale
2 : world
  • this vale of tears

Examples of vale in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of vale

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French val, going back to Latin vallēs, vallis, of uncertain origin

vale Synonyms

Synonyms
dale, dene [British], hollow, valley
Related Words
canyon (also cañon), combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dell, depression, dingle, glen, gorge, gulch, gully (also gulley), kloof [South African], ravine, rift valley; basin, bowl
Near Antonyms
alp, mount, mountain, peak; height, mountaintop, pinnacle, summit; plateau, tableland

VALE Defined for Kids

vale

noun \ ˈvāl \

Definition of vale for Students

: valley


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