Meaning of valley

val•ley

Pronunciation: (val'ē), [key]
— pl. -leys.
  1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream.
  2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system.
  3. any depression or hollow resembling a valley.
  4. a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation.
  5. any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding, or the like: the valley of despair.
  6. a depression or angle formed by the meeting of two inclined sides of a roof.
  7. the lower phase of a horizontal wave motion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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