Character 5
Hyphenation valve
Pronunciations /ˈvælv/

Definitions and meanings of "Valve"

What do we mean by valve?

Any of various devices that regulate the flow of gases, liquids, or loose materials through piping or through apertures by opening, closing, or obstructing ports or passageways. noun

The movable control element of such a device. noun

A device in a brass wind instrument that can be opened or closed to change the pitch by altering the length of the air column in the tube. noun

A membranous structure in a hollow organ or passage, as in an artery or vein, that folds or closes to prevent the return flow of the body fluid passing through it. noun

A piece of shell covering or enclosing certain mollusks or other invertebrates, especially the single one of a univalve mollusk or one of the paired hinged ones of a bivalve mollusk or brachiopod. noun

One of the two siliceous halves of the cell wall of a diatom. noun

One of the pieces into which a plant part splits at maturity, especially a segment of a fruit capsule or of certain anthers. noun

An electron tube or a vacuum tube. noun

Either half of a double or folding door. noun

To provide with a valve. transitive verb

To control by means of a valve. transitive verb

Metal arcs, especially the mercury arc. noun

A lifting-valve in which the contact with the top surface above the opening in the seat has a plane or flat area, as distinguished from one in which a part of the surface of a cone fits into a conical edge in the opening. noun

A clack- or flap-valve. noun

Specifically, in an internal-combustion motor cylinder, the valve through which the combustible mixture of fuel and air enters, having been previously proportioned by proper mixing apparatus, usually also valves. noun

A cylindrical valve, fitting a cylindrical casing, controlling openings or ports made in the cylindrical surface by a rotation of the cylinder around its axis. When the valve is a cone fitting a conical surface it is a plug-valve. noun

A valve held shut by a determined force, such as a weight or spring, so that by it the pressure in the duct or passage may be tested. noun

Apply the brake, and noun

A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.

A device that admits fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to exit.

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 control the flow in the opposite direction

One of the leaves of a folding-door, or a window-sash.

A vacuum tube.

One of the pieces into which certain fruits naturally separate when they dehisce.

A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, such as in the barberry.

One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.

One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Valve

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The word "valve" in example sentences

The surgeon will patch or stitch the atrial septal defect closed, and will repair the mitral valve or replace it with either an artificial valve or a valve from a donated organ. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The pulmonary valve is then replaced with one from a donated organ. ❋ Unknown (2009)

What a pain, removing gas tank cover, gas tank, tank shield for a ten min valve adjustment. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Finally, an exciting future option will be the creation of a new valve from the patient's own cells grown on a biodegradable mesh. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Surgery to repair or to replace the valve is often necessary in severe cases. ❋ Unknown (2009)

When we open the valve from the tinaco to let water into our plumbing system, water comes spouting out of the top of this pipe like a fountain. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In this operation, the aortic valve is replaced with the patient's pulmonary valve. ❋ Unknown (2009)

A normal pulmonary valve is made up of three thin leaflets. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The pulmonary valve is a circle and the outer layer, that's called the annulus. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The tricuspid valve is the opening between the right atrium (the upper chamber) and the right ventricle (the lower chamber) A heart with tricuspid atresia is characterized by poorly developed right heart structures and: has no tricuspid valve has a smaller-than-normal right ventricle/hypoplastic right ventricle. ❋ Unknown (2010)

They repeat it over-and-over-and-over, elevating anxiety against the Democrats, so that the relief valve is to choose Republicans. ❋ Paul Abrams (2010)

During the surgery, the valve was replaced with an adult valve from a donated organ. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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