Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A valley.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal variant (and earlier form) of dole.
  • noun A vale; specifically, a space of level or gently sloping or undulating ground between hills of no great height, with a stream flowing through it.
  • noun Nautical, a trough or spout to carry off water, usually named from the office it has to perform: as, a pump-dale, etc.
  • noun 3. A hole.
  • noun Synonyms Vale, Glen, etc. See valley.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A low place between hills; a vale or valley.
  • noun A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK a valley in an otherwise hilly area.
  • noun A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an open river valley (in a hilly area)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English dæl.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English dale, from Old English dæl, from Proto-Germanic *dalan. Cognate with Dutch dal, German Tal, Swedish dal.

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