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vale2 (Latin) farewell; good-bye.
valediction the act of saying farewell. [3 definitions]
valedictorian a student, usu. the one ranking highest academically, who delivers a speech on behalf of the graduating class at a school or college commencement. [2 definitions]
valedictory on or pertaining to an occasion of saying farewell. [2 definitions]
valence in chemistry, the quality that determines the number of atoms or chemical groups with which a given atom can form simultaneous covalent bonds. [2 definitions]
valence electrons electrons in the outer shell of an atom that largely determine its properties and that can be transferred to, or shared with, another atom.
-valent having (such) a valence or valences.
valentine a greeting card, gift, or the like sent as a token of affection on Valentine's Day. [2 definitions]
Valentine's Day see Saint Valentine's Day.
valerian any of various plants bearing dense clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers and having a root that is used for medicinal purposes. [2 definitions]
valet a manservant who attends to the personal needs of his employer, such as getting that person properly dressed. [5 definitions]
valetudinarian a person confined or incapacitated by poor health; invalid. [4 definitions]
valetudinary a valetudinarian.
Valhalla in Scandinavian mythology, the hall where Odin receives and enshrines the heroes who have died bravely in battle.
valiant showing or characterized by courage in both spirit and action; brave; heroic. [3 definitions]
valid equitable; just. [4 definitions]
validate to prove valid or acceptable; verify. [2 definitions]
validation the act or process of proving or confirming (something) to be valid or acceptable. [2 definitions]
validity the quality or condition of being valid.
valise a small piece of hand luggage.
Valkyrie in Scandinavian mythology, any of the maidens who bring dead battle heroes to Valhalla and attend them there.