- A low place between hills; a vale or valley."Where mountaines rise, umbrageous dales descend." [Thomson.]
- A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.
Etymology: AS. dæl; akin to LG., D., Sw., Dan., OS., & Goth. dal, Icel. dalr, OHG. tal, G. thal, and perh. to Gr. qo`los a rotunda, Skr. dhāra depth. Cf. Dell