A vale is a long depression in the land, usually between two hills and containing a river. A vale is a valley.

If you've ever gone to a place where there are mountains, you've seen plenty of mountain ranges, mountaintops, and valleys. Valleys are the low points between hills, and they are also known as vales. A vale often contains a river, because it's the lowest point and therefore somewhere water can settle and flow. If you climb a mountain, you'll see many vales, which are often long and winding. The hills and vales of an area are usually gorgeous and breathtaking.

Definitions of vale

n a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

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a valley in southeastern Greece where the Nemean Games were held
Loire Valley
the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated
San Fernando Valley
a fertile valley in southern California to the north of Los Angeles; includes many residential communities
San Joaquin Valley
a vast valley in central California known for its rich farmland
Shenandoah Valley
a large valley between the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia; site of numerous battles during the American Civil War
Cataract Canyon
a tributary of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
Great Rift Valley
( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults
Olduvai Gorge
a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains
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an open river valley (in a hilly area)
a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
holler, hollow
a small valley between mountains
a ravine or gully in southern Asia
a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
rift valley
a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust
a stream or brook
canon, canyon
a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
dell, dingle
a small wooded hollow
a gully that is shallower than a ravine
a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season
Type of:
depression, natural depression
a sunken or depressed geological formation

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