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valley a long area of relatively low elevation, often having a stream bed at the bottom, surrounded by mountains or hills. [2 definitions]
valor boldness in facing danger; courage; bravery.
valorize to fix or maintain the price of (a commodity), esp. by a government, as by buying up a commodity at a fixed price or by making special loans to the producers.
valorous having or showing bravery; valiant; courageous.
Valsalva maneuver forced breathing out with the mouth and nose closed, so as to restore normal pressure in the ears.
valse (French) waltz.
valuable having great material or monetary worth; expensive. [3 definitions]
valuate to determine or set the value of; appraise.
valuation the act or process of estimating, determining, or setting the value of something; appraisal. [2 definitions]
value an amount, esp. of money, considered to be equivalent to, or suitable exchange for, a thing or service. [8 definitions]
value-added tax a sales tax paid on the value added to products and services at each stage of manufacturing and distribution.
valued highly esteemed. [2 definitions]
value judgment an estimate, usu. subjective, of the worth of a person, object, event, or the like, esp. when such an estimate is not called for.
valueless of no value; worthless; useless.
valvate having a valve, valves, or valvelike parts. [2 definitions]
valve any device for controlling the flow of a fluid or gas, esp. a movable part that can close or constrict a passageway, such as a stopcock. [5 definitions]
valveless combined form of valve.
valve trombone a trombone that has three or four valves instead of a slide.
valvular having, functioning like, or resembling a valve. [2 definitions]
vamp1 in a shoe, the upper portion covering the instep and often the toes. [7 definitions]
vamp2 a woman who is considered to be one that seduces men, esp. in order to exploit them. [2 definitions]