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Definition of RAVINE

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Ravin \Rav"in\, Ravine \Rav"ine\ (r[a^]v"'n), n. [See 2d {Raven}.] Food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven. "Fowls of ravyne." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           Though Nature, red in tooth and claw
           With ravine, shrieked against his creed. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Ravin

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Raven \Rav"en\, v. i.
     To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity. [Written also {ravin}, and {ravine}.] [1913 Webster]

           Benjamin shall raven as a wolf.          --Gen. xlix.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Raven \Rav"en\ (r[a^]v"'n), n. [OF. ravine impetuosity, violence, F. ravine ravine. See {Ravine}, {Rapine}.] [Written also {ravin}, and {ravine}.]
     1. Rapine; rapacity. --Ray.
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     2. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ravin \Rav"in\, Ravine \Rav"ine\, v. t. & i. See {Raven}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ravine \Ra*vine"\ (r[.a]*v[=e]n"), n. [F., a place excavated by a torrent, a ravine, fr. ravir to snatch or tear away, L. rapere; cf. L. rapina rapine. See {Ravish}, and cf. {Rapine}, {Raven} prey.]
     1. A torrent of water. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
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     2. A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "ravine":
     abysm, abyss, arroyo, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, clove, col, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, dale, defile, dell, dike, dingle, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gill, glen, gorge, groove, grove, gulch, gulf, gully, gutter, hole, incision, intervale, joint, kloof, leak, linn, lunar rill, moat, notch, nullah, opening, pass, passage, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, slit, slot, split, strath, trench, trough, vale, valley, void, wadi, wash


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