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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Valley  \Val"ley\,  n.;  pl  {Valleys}.  [OE.  vale,  valeie  OF 
  val['e]e,  valede  F.  vall['e]e,  LL  vallata,  L.  vallis, 
  valles.  See  {Vale}.] 
  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. 
  Sweet  interchange  Of  hill  and  valley,  rivers,  woods, 
  and  plains.  --Milton. 
  Note:  Deep  and  narrow  valleys  with  abrupt  sides  are  usually 
  the  results  of  erosion  by  water,  and  are  called 
  {gorges},  {ravines},  {ca[~n]ons},  {gulches},  etc 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  The  place  of  meeting  of  two  slopes  of  a  roof,  which 
  have  their  plates  running  in  different  directions,  and 
  form  on  the  plan  a  re["e]ntrant  angle. 
  b  The  depression  formed  by  the  meeting  of  two  slopes  on 
  a  flat  roof. 
  {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},  or  {Valley  piece}  (Arch.),  the  rafter  which 
  supports  the  valley. 
  {Valley  roof}  (Arch.),  a  roof  having  one  or  more  valleys.  See 
  {Valley},  2,  above. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  long  depression  in  the  surface  of  the  land  that  usually 
  contains  a  river  [syn:  {vale}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Valley,  AL  (city,  FIPS  78204) 
  Location:  32.80904  N,  85.17302  W 
  Population  (1990):  8173  (3482  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  36854 
  Valley,  NE  (city,  FIPS  50020) 
  Location:  41.31303  N,  96.34603  W 
  Population  (1990):  1775  (756  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.7  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68064 
  Valley,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  99181 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Heb.  bik'ah,  a  cleft"  of  the  mountains  (Deut.  8:7;  11:11; 
  Ps  104:8;  Isa.  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  (Josh.  11:17;  12:7),  and  the  valley  of  Megiddo  (2 
  Chr.  35:22). 
  (2.)  'Emek,  "deep;"  "a  long,  low  plain"  (Job  39:10,  21;  Ps 
  65:13;  Cant.  2:1),  such  as  the  plain  of  Esdraelon;  the  "valley 
  of  giants"  (Josh.  15:8),  usually  translated  "valley  of  Rephaim" 
  (2  Sam.  5:18);  of  Elah  (1  Sam.  17:2),  of  Berachah  (2  Chr. 
  20:26);  the  king's  dale"  (Gen.  14:17);  of  Jehoshaphat  (Joel 
  3:2,  12),  of  Achor  (Josh.  7:24;  Isa.  65:10),  Succoth  (Ps.  60:6), 
  Ajalon  (Josh.  10:12),  Jezreel  (Hos.  1:5). 
  (3.)  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  (Deut.  1:24);  of  Sorek  (Judg.  16:4),  etc 
  The  "valley  of  vision"  (Isa.  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"  (Ps.  125:2;  comp.  also  Jer.  21:13, 
  where  Jerusalem  is  called  a  "valley"). 
  (4.)  Heb.  nahal,  a  wady  or  water-course  (Gen.  26:19;  Cant. 

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