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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vale /ˈve(ə)l/
 谷,谿谷,再見

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vail, n.
 1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.]
    My house is as 'twere the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.   --Chapman.
 2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall. [Obs.]
 3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural. [Written also vale.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vail, v. t.  [Written also vale, and veil.]
 1. To let fall; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]
 Vail your regard
 Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!   --Shak.
 2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
    France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!   --Shak.
    Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.   --Sir. W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vail v. i. To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also vale, and veil.] [Obs.]
    Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vale n.  A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley. Make me a cottage in the vale.”
    Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above.   --Montgomery.
    In those fair vales, by nature formed to please.   --Harte.
 Note:Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.
 Syn: -- Valley; dingle; dell; dale.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vale, n. See 2d Vail, 3.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 vale
      n : a long depression in the surface of the land that usually
          contains a river [syn: valley]