- Vale is defined as a way to express farewell.
An example of vale is a word used to say goodbye.
- Vale is a shortened form of the word valley.
An example of vale is an open area, often with a stream, between two mountain areas.
A vale in Yosemite.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English from Old French val from Classical Latin vallis, valley
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French val, from Latin vallēs; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Latin valē, sing. imperative of valēre, to be strong or well; see wal- in Indo-European roots.