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8 definitions found
 for vale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\, n. [Aphetic form of avail, n.]
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     1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.]
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              My house is as 'twere the cave where the young
              outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
                                                    --Chapman.
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     2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or
        benefit; a windfall. [Obs.]
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     3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; --
        usually in the plural. [Written also vale.] --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\, v. t. [Aphetic form of avale. See Avale, Vale.]
     [Written also vale, and veil.]
     1. To let fall; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]
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              Vail your regard
              Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence,
        submission, or the like.
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              France must vail her lofty-plumed crest! --Shak.
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              Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any
              reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
                                                    --Sir. W.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\ (v[=a]l), v. i.
     To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by
     yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also vale, and
     veil.] [Obs.]
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           Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
                                                    --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vale \Vale\ (v[=a]l), n. [OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps
     akin to Gr. 'e`los low ground, marsh meadow. Cf. Avalanche,
     Vail to lower, Valley.]
     A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley. "
     Make me a cottage in the vale." --Tennyson.
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           Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above.
                                                    --Montgomery.
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           In those fair vales, by nature formed to please.
                                                    --Harte.
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     Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in
           prose and common discourse.
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     Syn: Valley; dingle; dell; dale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vale \Vale\, n.
     See 2d Vail, 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vale
      n 1: a long depression in the surface of the land that usually
           contains a river [syn: valley, vale]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "vale":
     Earth, Gaea, Ge, Tellus, Terra, biosphere, bottom, bottom glade,
     bottoms, combe, dale, dell, dingle, gap, geography, geosphere,
     gill, glen, globe, grove, intervale, lunar rill, mother earth,
     pass, ravine, strath, terra, terrestrial globe, the blue planet,
     this pendent world, trench, trough, vale of tears, valley, wadi,
     whole wide world, world
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vale, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
     Population (2000):    1976
     Housing Units (2000): 724
     Land area (2000):     1.082773 sq. miles (2.804369 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.082773 sq. miles (2.804369 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            76600
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             43.982237 N, 117.243483 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     97918
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vale, OR
      Vale
  

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