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Meaning of "vlei" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VLEI

From Afrikaans ; from obsolete N American Dutch dialect (for sense 2): valley.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VLEI

vlei  [fleɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VLEI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vlei is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VLEI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vlei

A vlei /ˈfleɪ/ is a shallow minor lake, mostly of a seasonal or intermittent nature. It even might refer to seasonal ponds or marshy patches where frogs and similar marsh dwellers breed. Commonly, vleis vary in their extent, or even in the presence or absence of water, according to the fall of rain or dryness of the season. In terms of water salinity, vleis may be freshwater, saltwater, or brackish. Over time a vlei may degrade into a salt pan or clay pan, such as Dead Vlei. Vleis of various types can be of considerable local ecological importance, harboring many endemic and migratory species. Most vleis are too minor to be granted recognition in the form of a name. However, some major vleis are accorded names, for example Rondevlei and Zeekoevlei in the Cape Peninsula, which are permanent bodies of water. Indeed, Rondevlei is home to hippopotamus. The term is the basis of various biological common names such as "vlei rat" for rodents in the genus Otomys, "vleiroos", vleikuiken" and vlei frog. The word "vlei" is used predominantly in South Africa. It is an Afrikaans word derived from Dutch "vallei".

Definition of vlei in the English dictionary

The definition of vlei in the dictionary is an area of low marshy ground, esp one that feeds a stream. Other definition of vlei is a marsh.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VLEI


ballet
ˈbæleɪ
cabriolet
ˌkæbrɪəʊˈleɪ
Calais
ˈkæleɪ
chalet
ˈʃæleɪ
clay
kleɪ
controle
kənˈtrəʊleɪ
cosplay
ˈkɒsˌpleɪ
delay
dɪˈleɪ
display
dɪˈspleɪ
gameplay
ˈɡeɪmˌpleɪ
gilet
dʒɪˈleɪ
lay
leɪ
lei
leɪ
ley
leɪ
Malay
məˈleɪ
overlay
ˌəʊvəˈleɪ
palais
ˈpæleɪ
play
pleɪ
relay
ˈriːleɪ
replay
ˈriːˌpleɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VLEI

vl
VLA
Vlaardingen
Vlach
Vladikavkaz
Vladimir
Vladivostok
Vlaminck
VLBI
VLCC
VLF
Vlissingen
vlog
VLSI
VLT
Vltava
VMD
VMI
vn

WORDS THAT END LIKE VLEI

Equulei
glei
Lorelei
macronuclei
mallei
micronuclei
nuclei
pilei
pronuclei
solei
subnuclei

Synonyms and antonyms of vlei in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vlei» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VLEI

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Translator English - Chinese

vlei
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Translator English - Spanish

vlei
570 millions of speakers

English

vlei
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

vlei
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

فلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Vlei
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vlei
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Translator English - Bengali

vlei
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Translator English - French

vlei
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vlei
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vlei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

でVlei
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Translator English - Korean

vlei
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Translator English - Javanese

Vlei
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vlei
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Translator English - Tamil

vlei
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vlei
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vlei
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

vlei
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Vlei
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Vlei
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Translator English - Greek

vlei
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

vlei
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

vlei
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

vlei
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vlei

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VLEI»

The term «vlei» is normally little used and occupies the 117.880 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VLEI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vlei

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VLEI»

Discover the use of vlei in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vlei and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mammals of Africa
Clausnitzer Otomys burtoni Burton's Vlei Rat — P. Taylor Otomys cuanzensis Cuanza Vlei Rat — P. Taylor Otomys denti Dent's Vlei Rat 4 P. Taylor Otomys irroratus Southern African Vlei Rat 4 P. Taylor Otomys lacustris Lake Vlei Rat 4V.
Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski, 2013
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Database and Expert Systems Applications: 20th International ...
The DO-VLEI code [13] can achieveefficient structuralinformation extraction as the ORDPATH methoddoes.However, the size of DO-VLEI codes becomes larger whenlabeling large-scale XML documents.The DO-VLEI code [13], which is the ...
Sourav S. Bhowmick, Josef Küng, Roland Wagner, 2009
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Southern Africa
Camp (40km); Sossusvlei Wilderness Horse Trails (30km); To Desert Homestead & Helmeringhausen (283km) Maltahöhe (165km); (60km) To Solitaire Vlei Nara Vlei Hidden Dead Vlei Sossusvlei R iv e r A u b R iver Tsauchab Sesriem Shop ...
Kate Armstrong, James Bainbridge, Matthew D. Firestone, 2010
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Namibia/4 Bradt
On the left of the parking area, you'll see signs to Hidden Vlei – which is reached by climbing over the dunes. As at Dead Vlei, here you'll find old, dead acacia trees, which were deprived of water when the river changed course, but still stand  ...
Chris McIntyre, 2011
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Eutrophic Shallow Estuaries and Lagoons
1987 Rapid mixing under a favorable wind regime of SE winds occurs between incoming oceanic water and the vlei water, resulting in a rather homogeneous distribution of salinities across the main body of the vlei (averaging 6.8 ppt).
Arthur J. McComb, 1995
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Smither's Mammals of Southern Africa: A Field Guide
Laminate vlei rats (Otomys laminatus), S1 52, occur in coastal and submontane grassland. They are large and heavily built with short legs. The ears are hairless ( covered with hair in vlei rats). The hair is shaggy, dark yellowish brown on the ...
Peter Apps, 2008
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Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa
All species are densely furred and all are usually grizzled grey-brown, although Vlei Rat and Angoni Vlei Rat may be almost black Sloggett's and the Bush Karoo Rats both tend to be brown to grey-brown in colour but former has particularly ...
Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart, 2001
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Elsevier's Dictionary of Mammals
O. irroratus q.v. Otomys sloggetti Rodentia - Muridae e Sloggett's Vlei Rat Otomys tropicalis Rodentia - Muridae e Tropical Vlei Rat Otomys typus Rodentia - Muridae e Typical Vlei Rat Ovibos moschatus 370 4832 e d 4834 4835 e d.
Murray Wrobel, 2006
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Namibia (Other Places Travel Guide)
Although rare, it takes an unearthly amount of rain to fill the Tsauchab River and penetrate the dune area, bringing water into the vlei. During these rare times, the vlei takes on a life of its own, much different than in the absence of water when ...
Jeremiah Allen, 2010
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Cat Proof
So it is, Nakati, on a day when Wind is still, wanders from his parents' home in the village, ending up in the vlei. The vlei near the village; the village near the vlei: for the vlei is the only source of water, the only source of life in this dry place ...
Dawyth L. Agar, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VLEI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vlei is used in the context of the following news items.
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Princess Vlei set for natural makeover
Princess Vlei, one of Cape Town's iconic wetlands, between the suburbs of Grassy Park and Retreat, could soon become a popular destination if a grassroots ... «Independent Online, May 15»
2
Peace and calm at De Hoop
The De Hoop vlei separates the big De Hoop resort, with its many rooms and acclaimed restaurant from the Melkkamer Manor and Vlei cottage. The old Manor ... «News24, Mar 15»
3
Three boys drown in Cape Town vlei
Cape Town - The aunt of two of the three young boys who drowned in a shallow vlei near their homes in Kanana informal settlement saw them in difficulty but ... «Independent Online, Dec 14»
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Dead Vlei: la stupenda palude bianca nel deserto del Namib …
DEAD La natura ci sorprende sempre con le sue meravigliose creazioni. Tra queste, vi è il surreale paesaggio di Dead Vlei, un'area protetta nel deserto del ... «Meteo Web, Nov 14»
5
High E coli levels found in Cape vlei
The city is investigating possible mitigation measures “as a matter of urgency – and additional warning signage has been erected on the vlei bank (picnic area), ... «Independent Online, Oct 14»
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Forced opening of river mouth investigated
The vlei is a proclaimed Ramsar Site, declared under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, and the estuary – one of only a handful ... «Independent Online, Aug 14»
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Woman runs eatery under tree
MPUNGU VLEI – While unemployment remains a challenge, many women are taking up the challenge of starting their own income generating businesses and ... «New Era, Jul 14»
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Delight at Princess Vlei decision
Cape Town - Astounded, astonished and delighted were just some of the reactions from opponents of plans for development at Princess Vlei, who on Saturday ... «Independent Online, Mar 14»
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Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve deemed a 'wetland of international …
South Africa designated Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve a Ramsar site last March, bringing the total number of Wetlands of International Importance to 21, eight of ... «BDlive, Feb 14»
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Fresh salvo in Princess Vlei row
The future of Princess Vlei has again been thrust into the spotlight with calls for its preservation and upgrading being described as a “golden opportunity” to ... «Independent Online, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vlei [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vlei>. Oct 2020 ».
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