Definitions for ravenˈræv ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raven, Corvus corax(verb)

    large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

  2. raven(verb)

    obtain or seize by violence

  3. raven, prey, predate(verb)

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

  5. raven(verb)

    feed greedily

    "The lions ravened the bodies"

Wiktionary

  1. Raven(ProperNoun)

    for a girl with raven hair, used since the 1970s.

  2. Origin: hræfn, from hrabnaz (compare raaf, Rabe, ravn), from ḱorh₂- (compare crú, corvus, šárka ‘magpie’, Serbo-Croatian ‘id.’, κόραξ), from (compare crepare ‘to creak, crack’, ‘he laments, implores’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raven(noun)

    a large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to the crow, but larger. It is native of the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America, and is noted for its sagacity

  2. Raven(adj)

    of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness

  3. Raven(noun)

    rapine; rapacity

  4. Raven(noun)

    prey; plunder; food obtained by violence

  5. Raven(verb)

    to obtain or seize by violence

  6. Raven(verb)

    to devour with great eagerness

  7. Raven(verb)

    to prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity

  8. Origin: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

Freebase

  1. Raven

    The Raven is one of several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus—but in Europe and North America the Common Raven is normally implied. They have black plumage and large beaks. Species are: ⁕Corvus albicollis – White-necked Raven ⁕Corvus corax – Common Raven ⁕Corvus coronoides – Australian Raven ⁕Corvus crassirostris – Thick-billed Raven ⁕Corvus cryptoleucus – Chihuahuan Raven ⁕Corvus mellori – Little Raven ⁕Corvus rhipidurus – Fan-tailed Raven ⁕Corvus ruficollis – Brown-necked Raven ⁕Corvus tasmanicus – Forest Raven Extinct: ⁕†Corvus moriorum – Chatham Raven ⁕†Corvus antipodum – New Zealand Raven Smaller-bodied species in the genus Corvus include the crows, jackdaws, and the rook.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raven

    rā′vn, n. a kind of crow, noted for its croak and glossy black plumage.—adj. black, like a raven.—adj. Rā′ven-col′oured (Shak.).—ns. Rā′ven's-duck, fine hempen sail-cloth; Rā′venstone, a gallows. [A.S. hræfn; Ice. hrafn, Dut. raaf.]

  2. Raven

    Ravin (B.), rav′n, v.t. to obtain by violence: to devour with great eagerness or voracity.—v.i. to prey rapaciously.—n. prey: plunder.—ns. Rav′ener, a plunderer; Rav′ening (B.), eagerness for plunder.—adjs. Rav′enous, Rav′ined, voracious: devouring with rapacity: eager for prey or gratification.—adv. Rav′enously.—n. Rav′enousness. [O. Fr. ravine, plunder—L. rapina, plunder.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raven in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    On the road to wisdom, behave like a raven and observe everything carefully!

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    What is blacker than the 'raven'? Answer; His Feathers:

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In a democracy, people always vote for their alike! Pig for the pig, raven for the raven! Dull for the dull, wise for the wise!

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.

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