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Webster 1913 Edition


Vale

Vale

(vāl)
,
Noun.
[OE.
val
, F.
val
, L.
vallis
; perhaps akin to Gr.
ἔλοσ
low ground, marsh meadow. Cf.
Avalanche
,
Vail
to lower,
Valley
.]
A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley.
“ Make me a cottage in the vale.”
Tennyson.
Beyond this
vale
of tears there is a life above.
Montgomery.
In those fair
vales
, by nature formed to please.
Harte.
Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.
Syn. – Valley; dingle; dell; dale.

Vale

,
Noun.
See 2d
Vail
, 3.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vale

VALE

,
Noun.
[L. vallis; Eng. to fall.]
1.
A tract of low ground or of land between hills; a valley. [Vale is used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.]
In those fair vales, by nature form'd to please.
2.
A little trough or canal; as a pump vale to carry off the water from a ship's pump.
3.
Vales, money given to servants. [avails.] [Not used in America.]

Definition 2021


Vale

Vale

See also: vale, valé, valè, valê, valë, and vale-

English

Proper noun

The Vale

  1. (soccer) A nickname of Port Vale FC.

vale

vale

See also: Vale, valé, valè, valê, valë, and vale-

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vāl, IPA(key): /veɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: veil

Noun

vale (plural vales)

  1. (chiefly poetic) A valley.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Harte
      In those fair vales, by nature formed to please, / Where Guadalquiver serpentines with ease
    • a. 1854, James Montgomery, Hymn 214, The Issues of Life and Death,
      Beyond this vale of tears / There is a life above,
    • 19th c, Alfred Tennyson, The Palace of Art,
      "Make me a cottage in the vale," she said, / "Where I may mourn and pray.
Synonyms
  • (valley): dale
    • See also Wikisaurus:valley
Antonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin valē, singular imperative of valeō (be well).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: väʹlā, IPA(key): /ˈvɑːleɪ/

Interjection

vale

  1. (usually seen in obituaries) Farewell.
    Vale, Sarah Smith
Related terms

Anagrams


Aromanian

Noun

vale f

  1. Alternative form of vali

Estonian

Adjective

vale (genitive vale, partitive valet)

  1. false

Noun

vale (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. lie

Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *pale, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun

vale

  1. house

Finnish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑleˣ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑle
  • Hyphenation: va‧le

Noun

vale

  1. (colloquial) A lie; an untruth; a fabrication.
  2. As modifier in compound terms (vale-), false, virtual, pseudo-, fake

Declension

Inflection of vale (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative vale valeet
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
singular plural
nominative vale valeet
accusative nom. vale valeet
gen. valeen
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
inessive valeessa valeissa
elative valeesta valeista
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
adessive valeella valeilla
ablative valeelta valeilta
allative valeelle valeille
essive valeena valeina
translative valeeksi valeiksi
instructive valein
abessive valeetta valeitta
comitative valeineen

Synonyms

  • (untruth): valhe, epätotuus

Derived terms

Related terms


Galician

Verb

vale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of valer
  2. second-person singular imperative of valer

Italian

Verb

vale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of valere

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

From the verb valeō (I am well, healthy).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈwa.leː/, [ˈwa.ɫeː]

Interjection

valē!

  1. Goodbye, farewell.

Usage notes

  • This is the singular form. When addressing a group, valēte is used.

Verb

valē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of valeō

References


Novial

Noun

vale (plural vales)

  1. valley

Portuguese

Um vale.

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese vale, val, from Latin vallis, vallem (valley).

Noun

vale m (plural vales)

  1. valley
Related terms

Etymology 2

From the verb valer (to be worth).

Noun

vale m (plural vales)

  1. voucher, coupon
Synonyms

Verb

vale

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of valer
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of valer

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin vallis, vallem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvale]

Noun

vale f (plural văi)

  1. valley

Declension

Related terms


Spanish

Noun

vale m (plural vales)

  1. A voucher; an IOU.

Derived terms

valefacer (to make an IOU)

Verb

vale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of valer.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of valer.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of valer.

Interjection

vale

  1. (only Spain) okay

Usage notes

In Mexico, the complete expression "sale y vale" is also used to mean "OK".


Swedish

Noun

vale ?

  1. Fix sea mark on land (Historical use in West Sweden)