from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A valley, often coursed by a stream; a dale.
- interj. Used to express leave-taking or farewell.
- n. A farewell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. valley
- interj. farewell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley.
- n. See 2d vail, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tract of low ground between hills; a valley: little used except in poetry. See valley.
- n. A little trough or canal: as, a pump-vale to carry off the water from a ship's pump.
- n. See vail.
- Farewell; adieu. Also used substantively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Middle English, from Old French val, from Latin vallēs; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Latin valē, sing. imperative of valēre, to be strong or well; see wal- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French val ("valley"), from Latin vallis, valles (Wiktionary)
From Latin valē, singular imperative of valeō ("be well"). (Wiktionary)