Dale definition

dāl
A valley.

Galloped over hill and dale.

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(person) 1875-1968: Brit. physiologist.
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A valley.
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(person, proper) A masculine and feminine name.
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(person) Died 1619; Eng. colonial governor of Va. (1611; 1614-16)
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(UK) A valley in an otherwise hilly area.
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A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dale
Plural:
dales

Origin of dale

  • Middle English from Old English dæl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dale, from Old English dæl, from Proto-Germanic *dalą. Cognate with Dutch dal, German Tal, Swedish dal.

    From Wiktionary