Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Valais

[French va-le; English va-ley] /French vaˈlɛ; English væˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km).
Capital: Sion.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Valais
Historical Examples
  • The valley of the Valais is very narrow and little cultivated.

  • In the Valais we found the spring much less forward than on the other side.

  • Bonaparte's first thought was to march up the Valais and to cross the Simplon.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • From the Muveran the view over the Valais is particularly good.

    Switzerland Frank Fox
  • Valais could not well be given to Piedmont, on account of Swiss jealousy.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • The same is true of Valais, where the subdivisions are termed dizains.

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Zermatt, a small village of the canton Valais, in Switzerland, 23 in.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • I do not undervalue your Piedmont, because I love our Valais more.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
  • I was once in Valais when a rude play was acted by the peasants of Vissoye.

    Americans and Others Agnes Repplier
  • May this little incident prove an entering wedge to some new ideas in the Valais, on the subject of the "twelve millions!"

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Valais

Valais

/French valɛ/
noun
1.
a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland's hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion. Pop: 281 000 (2002 est). Area: 5231 sq km (2020 sq miles) German name Wallis
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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Valais

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Valais

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for valais