dale

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See also: Dale and dále

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dale, from Old English dæl, from Proto-Germanic *dalą. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Doal, Dutch dal, German Low German Daal, German Tal, Swedish dal, Danish dal, Norwegian dal, Icelandic dalur.[1]

Noun[edit]

dale (plural dales)

  1. (chiefly Britain) A valley, many times in an otherwise hilly area.
    • 1816, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Kubla Khan”:
      Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
    • 1868, Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right XIV
      The country about Nuncombe Putney is perhaps as pretty as any in England. It is beyond the river Teign, between that and Dartmoor, and is so lovely in all its variations of rivers, rivulets, broken ground, hills and dales, old broken, battered, time-worn timber, green knolls, rich pastures, and heathy common, that the wonder is that English lovers of scenery know so little of it.
    • 1908, Edmund Louis Gruber, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along”:
      Over hill, over dale / As we hit the dusty trail, / And those caissons go rolling along.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Low German daal or Dutch daal (lowers, descends) and French dalle (trough; conduit). Attested in English since the seventeenth century.[2]

Noun[edit]

dale (plural dales)

  1. (archaic) A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.
    • 1853, John Fincham, An Outline of Ship Building in Four Parts[1], page 40:
      The pump-dale scupper is that to which the dale leads, that conveys the water from the pumps to the side on the lower deck of large ships.

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dale in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See dal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daːlə/, [ˈd̥æːlə]

Noun[edit]

dale c

  1. plural indefinite of dal

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German dalen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daːlə/, [ˈd̥æːlə]

Verb[edit]

dale (imperative dal, infinitive at dale, present tense daler, past tense dalede, perfect tense har dalet)

  1. fall
  2. descend
  3. go down
  4. sink
  5. decrease
  6. fall off
  7. subside
  8. decline
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Dutch[edit]

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dale

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dalen

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English dæl, from Proto-Germanic *dala-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daːl/, /dɛːl/, /dal/

Noun[edit]

dale (plural dales)

  1. A dale or valley.
  2. (rare) A hole or barrow.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdale/, [ˈd̪ale]

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dale

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dar, da and the pronoun le.

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dale

  1. (Argentina) OK, okey dokey, right

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dale f

  1. feminine plural of dalo