Valley

Definition of Valley

Val´ley
n.1.
1.The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.
The valley of the shadow of death.
- Ps. xxiii. 4.
Sweet interchange
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
- Milton.
2.(Arch.) The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reëntrant angle.
Valley board
(Arch.) a board for the reception of the lead gutter in the valley of a roof. The valley board and lead gutter are not usual in the United States.
Valley rafter
(Arch.) the rafter which supports the valley.
Valley roof
(Arch.) a roof having one or more valleys. See Valley, 2, above.

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abysm, abyss, arroyo, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cirque, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, comb, combe, corrie, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, defile, dike, dingle, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gill, glen, gorge, groove, grove, gulch, gulf, hole, hollow, incision, intervale, joint, kloof, leak, lunar rill, moat, notch, nullah, opening, pass, passage, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, slit, slot, split, strath, trench, trough, void, wadi
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