- a valley.
- the world, or mortal or earthly life: this vale of tears.
Origin of vale
ave atque vale
- hail and farewell.
Examples from the Web for vale
Contemporary Examples of vale
Of course the Lady Regent of the Vale was standing placidly beside the open Moon Door, the wind rustling her robes.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling)
May 19, 2014
She serves as acting commander of the 5th Military Police Battalion in the Vale do Paraíba, in São Paulo state.
Vania has headed Human Resources and Corporate Services, in addition to the Vale Foundation.
She lies buried beside her beloved Piozzi at Tremeirchion church in the Vale of Clwyd.History's Most Memorable Mistress
December 26, 2008
Historical Examples of vale
A gift from one who is legging it out of this vale of tears.The Devil's Dictionary
The eye could not pierce beyond them, and the imagination was in a manner embosomed in the vale.Imogen
The vale of Tempe, Tivoli and Rome are earth and water, rocks and sky.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Above this line, on the sides of the vale, everything is bare and brown and dry.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
Yes, that is our dream: to turn all earth into the Vale of Ajalon at our pleasure.With The Night Mail
- a literary word for valley
Word Origin for vale
- farewell; goodbye
river-land between two ranges of hills, c.1300, from Old French val "valley," from Latin vallem (nominative vallis, valles) "valley." Vale of years "old age" is from "Othello." Vale of tears "this world as a place of trouble" is attested from 1550s.