A mist filled valley.
An example of a valley is the San Fernando area in southern California which is circled by the Transverse Ranges.
- a stretch of lowland lying between hills or mountains and usually having a river or stream flowing through it
- the land drained or watered by a great river system: the Mississippi Valley
- any long dip or hollow, as the trough of a wave
- Archit. the trough formed where two slopes of a roof meet, or where the roof meets a wall
Origin of valleyMiddle English valey from Old French valee from val from Classical Latin vallis, vale from Indo-European base an unverified form wel-, to turn, roll from source walk, well
- An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.
- An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system.
- A depression or hollow resembling or suggesting a valley, as the point at which the two slopes of a roof meet.
Origin of valleyMiddle English valey from Old French valee from Vulgar Latin vallāta from Latin vallēs ; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Sacred Valley of the Incas, near Cuzco, Peru
- The San Fernando Valley in southern California.
- A city in Nebraska