Definitions of valley

  1. a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reentrant angle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Low land between hills or mountains. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A vale or low land between hills or mountains: a low, extended plain, usually watered by a river:-pl. VALLEYS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Low ground. esp. between hills; lowland. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A depression between hills. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains; a low extended plain washed by a river; the gutter or internal angle formed by two inclined sides of a roof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A tract of low-lying land bounded by hills or mountain-ranges; in arch., the gutter or internal angle formed by the two inclined sides of a roof. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Heb. bik'ah, a "cleft" of the mountains ( Deuteronomy 8:7 ; 11:11 ; Psalms 104:8 ; Isaiah 41:18 ); also a low plain bounded by mountains, as the plain of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon around the sources of the Jordan ( Joshua 11:17 ; 12:7 ), and the valley of Megiddo ( 2 Chronicles 35:22 ). biblestudytools.com
  12. 'Emek, "deep;" "a long, low plain" ( Job 39:10 Job 39:21 ; Psalms 65:13 ; Cant 2:1 ), such as the plain of Esdraelon; the "valley of giants" ( Joshua 15:8 ), usually translated "valley of Rephaim" ( 2 Samuel 5:18 ); of Elah ( 1 Samuel 17:2 ), of Berachah ( 2 Chronicles 20:26 ); the king's "dale" ( Genesis 14:17 ); of Jehoshaphat ( Joel 3:2 Joel 3:12 ), of Achor ( Joshua 7:24 ; Isaiah 65:10 ), Succoth ( Psalms 60:6 ), Ajalon ( Joshua 10:12 ), Jezreel ( Hosea 1:5 ). biblestudytools.com
  13. Ge, "a bursting," a "flowing together," a narrow glen or ravine, such as the valley of the children of Hinnom ( 2 Kings 23:10 ); of Eshcol ( Deuteronomy 1:24 ); of Sorek ( Judges 16:4 ), etc. The "valley of vision" ( Isaiah 22:1 ) is usually regarded as denoting Jerusalem, which "may be so called," says Barnes (Com. on Isa.), "either (1) because there were several valleys within the city and adjacent to it, as the vale between Mount Zion and Moriah, the vale between Mount Moriah and Mount Ophel, between these and Mount Bezetha, and the valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of the brook Kidron, etc., without the walls of the city; or (2) more probably it was called the valley in reference to its being compassed with hills rising to a considerable elevation above the city" ( Psalms 125:2 ; Compare also Jeremiah 21:13 , where Jerusalem is called a "valley"). biblestudytools.com
  14. Heb. nahal, a wady or water-course ( Genesis 26:19 ; Cant. 6:11 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Valley". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  15. val'i, n. a vale or low land between hills or mountains: a low, extended plain, usually watered by a river:--pl. VALL'EYS. [O. Fr. valee (Fr. vallée)--val, a vale.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. (pl. -eys). Low area more or less enclosed by hills& usu. with stream flowing through it; any depression compared to this; (Archit.) internal angle formed by sloping sides of roof. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. (period of) extreme affliction (Ps. xxiii. 4). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin , French] A hollow or low tract of ground between hills or mountains a low alluvial tract of ground or plain permeated by a river; —in architecture, the gutter or internal angle formed by two inclined sides of a roof. Cabinet Dictionary

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