Adjective "valley" definition and examples

(Valley may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.
  1. as modifier 'the valley floor'
  2. 'Between these towns, farmers who had been recruited by seigneurial landowners filled the fertile river valley lands.'
  3. 'But areas of high rainfall and narrow river valleys are also ideal for hydro-electric power generation.'
  4. 'It is a land of mountains, moorland and hill pasture, with steep river valleys and cliffs.'
  5. 'They have rooms at the Crescent, overlooking a river valley.'
  6. 'The coastal plain is low and broad, with areas of sand between the marshy river valleys.'
  7. 'They saw the lights revolving and knew they were flying in a deep valley surrounded by mountains.'
  8. 'Mountains, valleys, and rivers provide memorable scenery for tourists.'
  9. 'They were in a deep valley completely surrounded by mountains.'
  10. 'It has such beautiful farmland, mountains, valleys, and rivers that one-fifth of the country is designated as national parkland.'
  11. 'Have you ever admired those pictures of trampers walking through beautiful forest, or standing on a mountain top gazing over valleys or glaciers, and wished it were you?'
An internal angle formed by the intersecting planes of a roof, or by the slope of a roof and a wall.
  1. 'As to the roof and the use of closed valleys, this is contrary to good building practice.'
  2. 'Check flashings at valleys, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and other roofing protrusions.'

More definitions

1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially 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. Architecture. a dep

More examples(as adjective)

"sites can be valley."

"regions can be valley."


Middle English: from Old French valee, based on Latin vallis, valles; compare with vale.