Valley vs Wall - What's the difference?

valley | wall |

As proper nouns the difference between valley and wall

is that valley is the san fernando valley in southern california while wall is or wall can be (astronomy) a chinese constellation located near pegasus and andromeda, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

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

    See also

    * dale * dell * vale



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • A rampart of earth, stones etc. built up for defensive purposes.
  • A structure built for defense surrounding a city, castle etc.
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  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
  • Each of the substantial structures acting either as the exterior of or divisions within a structure.
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  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall . Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime.}}
  • A point of desperation.
  • A point of defeat or extinction.
  • An impediment to free movement.
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  • A type of butterfly (Lasiommata megera ).
  • A barrier.
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  • A barrier to vision.
  • Something with the apparent solidity and dimensions of a building wall.
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  • A divisive or containing structure in an organ or cavity.
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  • *:The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
  • (lb) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a chandelier.
  • (lb) A line of defenders set up between an opposing free-kick taker and the goal.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 23, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC
  • , title= Blackburn 2-0 West Brom , passage=Blackburn were the recipients of another dose of fortune when from another Thomas pass Odemwingie was brought down by Jones inside the penalty area, but referee Mark Clattenburg awarded a free-kick which Chris Brunt slammed into the wall .}}
  • (lb) A personal notice board listing messages of interest to a particular user.
  • Synonyms
    * (fictional bidder at an auction) chandelier


    (en verb)
  • To enclose with a wall
  • He walled the study with books.
  • To enclose by surrounding with walls.
  • They had walled in the garden
  • To separate with a wall
  • The previous owners had walled off two rooms, making an apartment.
  • To seal with a wall
  • They walled up the basement space that had been used as a coal bin.

    Derived terms

    * abdominal wall * bounce off the walls * blue wall of silence * brick wall * cell wall * climb the walls * diaphragm wall * drywall * firewall * hole-in-the-wall * paywall * retaining wall * stonewall, stone wall * up the walls * wall clock * wall fan * wall in * wall off * wall of silence * wallpaper * walls have ears * wall up * wall unit

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . See also (l).


    (en verb)
  • To boil.
  • To well, as water; spring.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) *.


    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, dialectal) A spring of water.
  • Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot or wale.
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