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Valley vs. Canyon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Valley and Canyon is that the Valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it and Canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs.

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  • Valley (noun)

    An elongated depression between hills or mountains, often with a river flowing through it.

  • Valley (noun)

    The area which drains into a river.

  • Valley (noun)

    Any structure resembling one, e.g., the meeting point of two pitched roofs.

  • Valley (noun)

    The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

  • Canyon (noun)

    A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.

Wiktionary
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  • Valley (noun)

    a low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it

    "the valley floor"

    "the Thames Valley"

  • Valley (noun)

    an internal angle formed by the intersecting planes of a roof, or by the slope of a roof and a wall.

  • Canyon (noun)

    a deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it, as found in North America

    "the Grand Canyon"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Valley (noun)

    The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.

  • Valley (noun)

    The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reëntrant angle.

  • Canyon (noun)

    The English form of the Spanish word Cañon.

Webster Dictionary
  • Valley (noun)

    a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

  • Canyon (noun)

    a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Princeton's WordNet

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