VALE, noun [Latin vallis; Eng. to fall.]
1. A tract of low ground or of land between hills; a valley. [Vale is used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.]
In those fair vales, by nature form'd to please.
2. A little trough or canal; as a pump vale to carry off the water from a ship's pump.
3. Vales, money given to servants. [avails.] [Not used in America.]