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dale

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noun
  1. a valley, especially a broad valley.
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Origin of dale

before 900; Middle English dal, Old English dæl; cognate with German Tal, Old Norse dalr, Gothic dals

Dale

[deyl]
noun
  1. Sir Henry Hal·lett [hal-it] /ˈhæl ɪt/, 1875–1968, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1936.
  2. Sir Thomas,died 1619, British colonial administrator in America: governor of Virginia 1614–16.
  3. a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for dale

dale

noun
  1. an open valley, usually in an area of low hills
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Word Origin

Old English dæl; related to Old Frisian del, Old Norse dalr, Old High German tal valley

Dale

noun
  1. Sir Henry Hallet. 1875–1968, English physiologist: shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1936 with Otto Loewi for their work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses
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Word Origin and History for dale

n.

Old English dæl "dale, valley, gorge," from Proto-Germanic *dalan "valley" (cf. Old Saxon, Dutch, Gothic dal, Old Norse dalr, Old High German tal, German Tal "valley"), from PIE *dhel- "a hollow" (cf. Old Church Slavonic dolu "pit," Russian dol "valley"). Preserved from extinction by Norse influence in north of England.

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Dale

(dāl)Sir Henry Hallett 1875-1968
  1. British physiologist. He shared a 1936 Nobel Prize for work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses, particularly for the isolation and study of acetylcholine (1914).
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Dale

[dāl]
  1. British physiologist who discovered acetylcholine and, with Otto Loewi, investigated the chemical transmission of nerve impulses. For this work they shared the 1936 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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