Vale definition

vāl
Used to express leave-taking or farewell.
interjection
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A farewell.
noun
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Vale is defined as a way to express farewell.

An example of vale is a word used to say goodbye.

interjection
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A valley, often coursed by a stream; a dale.
noun
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(usually seen in obituaries) Farewell.

Vale, Sarah Smith.

interjection
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Farewell.
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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.

noun
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(chiefly poetic) A valley.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vale
Plural:
vales

Origin of vale

  • Middle English from Old French val from Latin vallēs wel-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin valē sing. imperative of valēre to be strong or well wal- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English, from Old French val (“valley"), from Latin vallis, valles

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin valÄ“, singular imperative of valeō (“be well").

    From Wiktionary