- a valley, especially a broad valley.
Origin of dale
- Sir Henry Hal·lett [hal-it] /ˈhæl ɪt/, 1875–1968, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1936.
- Sir Thomas,died 1619, British colonial administrator in America: governor of Virginia 1614–16.
- a male or female given name.
- the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of daleth
Examples from the Web for dales
It was three years since I had seen the Dales, father and daughter.
So after all my warnings the Dales were foolhardy enough to ride into danger.
The Dales were mounted and Ward was afoot and leading a pack-horse.
“The Dales believe Ward to be what he pretends—an escaped prisoner,” I said.
Neither Black Hoof nor the Dales were with our party when we halted at daybreak.
- the Dales (sometimes not capital) short for the Yorkshire Dales
- a strong working breed of pony, originating from Yorkshire and Durham
- an open valley, usually in an area of low hills
- 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
- the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ד), transliterated as d or, when final, dh
Word Origin and History for dales
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.
- 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).
- 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.