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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A rough-coated collie called Tip, he was offered to me by some relatives down the dale whilst I still had Chip.
▪ As I climbed higher, the dales of Walden and Wensley began to appear below.
▪ At a wall corner I stopped to look back at Thwaite's collection of stone houses shimmering in the dale.
▪ Below the wood, a curlew started from the grass and winged beneath us, its mate calling from across the dale.
▪ Five of the dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been designated as environmentally sensitive areas.
▪ Half an hour's drive north will take you to the moors and to the west the dales.
▪ Mrs Thwaites and I followed the path made in the snow by the animals and managed to get out of the dale all right.
▪ She is concerned publicity and gossip in the dale has spurred others to take their lives.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dale \Dale\ (d[=a]l), n. [AS. d[ae]l; akin to LG., D., Sw., Dan., OS., & Goth. dal, Icel. dalr, OHG. tal, G. thal, and perh. to Gr. qo`los a rotunda, Skr. dh[=a]ra depth. Cf. Dell.]

  1. A low place between hills; a vale or valley.

    Where mountaines rise, umbrageous dales descend.

  2. A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English dæl "dale, valley, gorge," from Proto-Germanic *dalan "valley" (cognates: Old Saxon, Dutch, Gothic dal, Old Norse dalr, Old High German tal, German Tal "valley"), from PIE *dhel- "a hollow" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic dolu "pit," Russian dol "valley"). Preserved by Norse influence in north of England.


n. 1 (surname from=Middle English dot=) for someone living in a dale. 2 (given name male from=surnames) transferred from the surname.


n. an open river valley (in a hilly area)

Dale, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 1568
Housing Units (2000): 630
Land area (2000): 1.529225 sq. miles (3.960674 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.529225 sq. miles (3.960674 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16624
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 38.168603 N, 86.988072 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 47523
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dale, IN
Dale, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 1503
Housing Units (2000): 745
Land area (2000): 0.176490 sq. miles (0.457107 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.176490 sq. miles (0.457107 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18000
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.310524 N, 78.903886 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dale, PA
Dale -- U.S. County in Alabama
Population (2000): 49129
Housing Units (2000): 21779
Land area (2000): 561.073837 sq. miles (1453.174505 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.600961 sq. miles (4.146470 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 562.674798 sq. miles (1457.320975 sq. km)
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 31.394100 N, 85.615013 W
Dale, AL
Dale County
Dale County, AL

Dale or dales may refer to:

Dale (crater)

Dale is a small lunar crater located in the far eastern part of the Moon's near side, to the south of the Mare Smythii. It lies to the southeast of the larger crater Kastner and northeast of Ansgarius. The crater is located in a part of the lunar surface that is subject to libration, which can hide it from view for periods of time.

It is a relatively shallow and insignificant crater formation with a somewhat eroded outer rim. A smaller crater lies across the south-southwestern rim, creating a break into the interior. The rim is somewhat lower along the north edge than elsewhere, and the feature is marked only by a few tiny craterlets.

Dale (woreda)

Dale is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone located in the Great Rift Valley, Dale is bordered on the south by Aleta Wendo and Chuko, on the west by Loko Abaya, on the northwest by Boricha, on the north by Shebedino, and on the east by Wensho. The major town in Dale is Irgalem. Parts of Dale woreda were separated to create Loko Abaya and Wensho woredas.

Dale (place name element)

A dale is a valley. It was commonly used in northern England and Scotland to denote an open valley, contrasted with a gill or narrow valley.

Places where dale is part of the name, but not the entire common name:

Dale (surname)

Dale is a surname.

Dale (Middlesex cricketer)

Dale (first name unknown; dates unknown) was an English professional cricketer who made 22 known appearances in first-class cricket matches between 1789 and 1809. He was mainly associated with Montpelier and Middlesex; also played for All-England.

Dale (album)

Dale (Spanish for "Let's Go") is the ninth studio album by American rapper Pitbull. It was released July 17, 2015, through Mr. 305, Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records and Sony Music Latin. This album arrives five years after his latest Spanish-language LP Armando, released in 2010.

Dale won a Grammy award for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, becoming Pitbull's first Grammy award win.

Dale (landform)

A dale is an open valley. Dale is a synonym to the word valley, which entered the English language after the Norman Conquest. Norwegian towns frequently use this term: dalekvam, so dale. The name is used when describing the physical geography of an area. It is used most frequently in the Lowlands of Scotland and in the North of England, where the term " fell" commonly refers to the mountains or hills that flank the dale.

The word dale comes from the Old English word dael, from which the word " dell" is also derived. It is also related to Old Norse word dalr (and the modern Icelandic word dalur), which may perhaps have influenced its survival in northern England.

There is semantic equivalency to many words and phrases, suggesting a common Indo-European affinity. Vale and thalweg are also related.





Tal, Delle



Norwegian & Swedish & Danish

даліна'' (dalina'')


долина'' (dolina'')






долина'' (dolina'')


dolec, dolek


údolí, důl


دره (dære)


Dale (film)

Dale is a documentary film about the life and career of NASCAR race car driver Dale Earnhardt. The film follows his career all the way to his death in the 2001 Daytona 500. Produced as a collaboration between CMT Films and NASCAR Images, the film premiered in theaters in selected cities in February 2007. A lot of the cities the film premiered in were cities where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was racing that week including Daytona. Dale made its television debut on CMT on September 4, 2007, setting a new ratings record for the network of more than 3.1 million total viewers. The film included interviews from legendary NASCAR drivers including Dale's rival Darrell Waltrip. The film is now available on DVD.

Usage examples of "dale".

Dale of the Tower: there shall we abide a while to gather victual, a day or two, or three maybe: so my Lord will hold a tourney there: that is to say that I myself and some few others shall try thy manhood somewhat.

But now hold up thine heart, and keep close for these two days that we shall yet abide in Tower Dale: and trust me this very evening I shall begin to set tidings going that shall work and grow, and shall one day rejoice thine heart.

Jonas and Luke Westman and Hawley Antrim, who was somehow a cousin of theirs and related to Aby Dale.

In 1614, Captain Sir Samuel Argal, sailing under a commission from Dale, governor of Virginia, visited the Dutch settlements on Hudson River, and demanded their submission to the English crown and Virginian dominion.

I returned when she was safely outside the Bawn, leaving Wilson Fallingleaves and Dale Talons to keep watch over her.

Senator Dale Bianco did precisely what it was supposed to do given the circumstances.

How fondly she greets him from dale and from park, From loving names growing in White birchen bark, From hills where flourish The oaks which the ashes of heroes nourish.

But how would Termalaine or Caer-Konigor even Bryn Shanderstand against the combined tribes of Icewind Dale?

FBI, Dale Watson, said he had many discussions about possible attacks with Cofer Black at the CIA.

He quickly cuffed her and then turned to David Dale, who was struggling to his knees amid the crushed roses, writhing and howling in agony.

Of a more reputable class here is Job Leathes, of Dale Head, a tall, gaunt Dalesman, with pale gray eyes.

I guess there will be coaches creeping up the dale full of educationalists and researchers, maybe day trippers and school parties.

The fair full earth, the enraptured skies, She images in constant play: Night and the stars are in her eyes, But her sweet face is beaming day, A bounteous interblush of flowers: A dewy brilliance in a dale of bowers.

There were no fitter men than the Dales shepherds, living in the open in all weathers, throwing a sack over their shoulders in snow and rain.

After the arraignment, Dale and Frank took Hask back to Valcour Hall, where he was clearly delighted to be reunited with the other Tosoks.