What does the word vale mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A valley.

Usage examples for vale

  1. Pickering was certainly finding the pleasant places in this vale of tears, and I felt my heart hot against him. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  2. In this, one of his happiest flights, Burns's imagination bore him from the vale of Nith back to the banks of Doon, and to the weird tales he had there heard in childhood, told by the winter firesides. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  3. I don't mean a flat country, but a vale- that is, a flat country bounded by hills. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes