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NOUN (1)

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

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8 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vail \Vail\, n. [Aphetic form of avail, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] My house is as 'twere the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural. [Written also vale.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
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.] [1913 Webster] Vail your regard Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like. [1913 Webster] France must vail her lofty-plumed crest! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
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.] [1913 Webster] Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity. --South. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above. --Montgomery. [1913 Webster] In those fair vales, by nature formed to please. --Harte. [1913 Webster] Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse. [1913 Webster] Syn: Valley; dingle; dell; dale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vale \Vale\, n. See 2d Vail, 3. [1913 Webster]
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]
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
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