What is the difference between mountain and valley?

mountain | valley |


As nouns the difference between mountain and valley

is that mountain is a large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 3048 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains while valley is an elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.

mountain

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
  • Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
    We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains .
  • A large amount.
  • There's still a mountain of work to do.
  • (figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Five minutes into the game the Black Cats were facing a mountain , partly because of West Brom's newly-found ruthlessness in front of goal but also as a result of the home side's defensive generosity.}}

    Derived terms

    * Chinese mountain cat * faith will move mountains * folded mountain * have a mountain to climb * if the mountain won't come to Muhammad * make a mountain out of a molehill * mountain ash * mountain bearberry * mountain bike * mountain boarding * mountain building * mountain buzzard * mountain cat * mountain chain * mountain climbing * mountain cranberry * mountain dew * mountain fever * mountain goat * mountain gorilla * mountain hare * mountain laurel * mountain lion * mountain range * mountain reindeer * mountain sheep * mountain sickness * mountain top removal mining * mountain unit * mountain zebra * mountaineer * mountaineering * mountainless * mountainous * mountainside * mountaintop * snow on the mountain * Stoliczka's mountain vole * table mountain * White Cloud Mountain minnow

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    valley

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= John Vidal
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=8, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas , passage=Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys .}}
  • The area which drains into a river.
  • Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.
  • The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
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    Derived terms

    * uncanny valley * closed-cut valley * open valley * valley board * valley piece * valley rafter

    See also

    * dale * dell * vale