Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words

Death Valley

an arid basin in E California and S Nevada: lowest land in North America. About 1500 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km); 280 feet (85 meters) below sea level. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Death Valley
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Mind you, Elam doesn't say nothing about it, and he can't imagine what it is that sends the fellows prowling around Death Valley.

    Elam Storm, The Wolfer Harry Castlemon
  • I've eaten worse meat in my day in Death Valley, California.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Death Valley was drunk, but his conscience was still active and he burst into a voluble explanation.

    Shadow Mountain Dane Coolidge
  • It is called “Death Valley” because a party of emigrants perished there in 1849.

  • I sent in an Indian to buy me a little grub and they trailed me clean across Death Valley.

    Wunpost Dane Coolidge
  • I had intended to go on to Death Valley, just to see it, circle, and return.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • The wonderful richness of this deposit has led to further explorations, and the remarkable finds in Death Valley have resulted.

    The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
British Dictionary definitions for Death Valley

Death Valley

a desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Death Valley in Culture

Death Valley definition

Desert valley in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada.

Note: The lowest point in North America — 282 feet below sea level.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Death Valley

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Death

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for death valley