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Noun valve has 5 senses


valven. [L. valva the leaf, fold, or valve of a door: cf. F. valve.].
  •  A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door.  [1913 Webster]
    "Swift through the valves the visionary fair
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Heavily closed, . . . the valves of the barn doors."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage, as of a fluid.  [1913 Webster]
    " A valve may act automatically so as to be opened by the effort of a fluid to pass in one direction, and closed by the effort to pass in the other direction, as a clack valve; or it may be opened or closed by hand or by mechanism, as a screw valve, or a slide valve."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as, the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the pieces into which a capsule naturally separates when it bursts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.  [1913 Webster]
Air valve, Ball valve, Check valve, etc. See under Air. Ball, Check, etc. -- Double-beat valve, a kind of balance valve usually consisting of a movable, open-ended, turban-shaped shell provided with two faces of nearly equal diameters, one above another, which rest upon two corresponding seats when the valve is closed. -- Equilibrium valve. (a) A balance valve. See under Balance. (b) A valve for permitting air, steam, water, etc., to pass into or out of a chamber so as to establish or maintain equal pressure within and without. -- Valve chest (Mach.), a chamber in which a valve works; especially (Steam Engine), the steam chest; -- called in England valve box, and valve casing. See Steam chest, under Steam. -- Valve face (Mach.), that part of the surface of a valve which comes in contact with the valve seat. -- Valve gear, or Valve motion (Steam Engine), the system of parts by which motion is given to the valve or valves for the distribution of steam in the cylinder. For an illustration of one form of valve gear, see Link motion. -- Valve seat. (Mach.) (a) The fixed surface on which a valve rests or against which it presses. (b) A part or piece on which such a surface is formed. -- Valve stem (Mach.), a rod attached to a valve, for moving it. -- Valve yoke (Mach.), a strap embracing a slide valve and connecting it to the valve stem.


valve, n.
1 a device for controlling the passage of fluid through a pipe etc., esp. an automatic device allowing movement in one direction only.
2 Anat. & Zool. a membranous part of an organ etc. allowing a flow of blood etc. in one direction only.
3 Brit. = thermionic valve.
4 a device to vary the effective length of the tube in a brass musical instrument.
5 each of the two shells of an oyster, mussel, etc.
6 Bot. each of the segments into which a capsule or dry fruit dehisces.
7 archaic a leaf of a folding door.

valvate adj. valved adj. (also in comb.). valveless adj. valvule n.
ME f. L valva leaf of a folding door



aerophone, ball cock, ball valve, bell, bung, bunghole, check valve, cock, cork, discharge tube, double reed, drain cock, draw cock, embouchure, faucet, gate, horn, key, lid, lip, mouthpiece, needle valve, peg, petcock, pin, pipe, plug, radio tube, reed, sea cock, slide, spigot, spike, spile, spill, stop, stopcock, stopgap, stopper, stopple, tap, tooter, tube, vacuum tube, valvula, valvule, wind, wind instrument




N stopper, stopple, plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap, rammer, ram, ramrod, piston, stop-gap, wadding, stuffing, padding, stopping, dossil, pledget, tompion, tourniquet, cover, valve, vent peg, spigot, slide valve, janitor, doorkeeper, porter, warder, beadle, cerberus, ostiary.


N conduit, channel, duct, watercourse, race, head race, tail race, abito, aboideau, aboiteau, bito, acequia, acequiador, acequiamadre, arroyo, adit, aqueduct, canal, trough, gutter, pantile, flume, ingate, runner, lock-weir, tedge, vena, dike, main, gully, moat, ditch, drain, sewer, culvert, cloaca, sough, kennel, siphon, piscina, pipe, funnel, tunnel, water pipe, waste pipe, emunctory, gully hole, artery, aorta, pore, spout, scupper, adjutage, ajutage, hose, gargoyle, gurgoyle, penstock, weir, flood gate, water gate, sluice, lock, valve, rose, waterworks, pipeline, vascular.

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