HyperDic: valve

English > 5 senses of the word valve:
NOUNbodyvalvea structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
artifactvalvedevice in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
artifactvalvecontrol consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
animalvalvethe entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
animalvalveone of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods
valve > pronunciation
Soundsvae'lv
Rhymesbivalve
English > valve: 5 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it.
Part ofheart, pump, tickerThe hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs
Narrowerheart valve, cardiac valveA valve to control one-way flow of blood
ileocecal valvevalve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine
valvule, valvelet, valvulaA small valve
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishválvula
Catalanvàlvula
Adjectivesvalvularrelating to or operating by means of valves / valves / valves
Nounsvalveleta small valve
English > valve: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningdevice in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone.
Part ofbrass, brass instrumentA wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishválvula
Catalanvàlvula
Adjectivesvalved(of brass instruments) having valves
Nounsvalveleta small valve
English > valve: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningControl consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid.
PartshandwheelControl consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated
handwheelA wheel worked by hand
Narroweraccelerator, throttle, throttle valveA valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
ball valveAny valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball
butterfly valveA valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle
chokeA valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
clack valve, clack, clapper valveA simple valve with a hinge on one side
exhaust valveA valve through which burned gases from a cylinder escape into the exhaust manifold
intake valveA valve that controls the flow of fluid through an intake
poppet, poppet valveA mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat
safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escapeA valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler)
slide valvevalve that opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port
Broadercontrol, controllerA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
Spanishllave, válvula
Catalanvàlvula
Adjectivesvalvularrelating to or operating by means of valves / valves / valves
Nounsvalveleta small valve
English > valve: 5 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningThe entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs.
BroadershellThe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
English > valve: 5 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningOne of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods.
BroadershellThe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

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