Definitions for ravenˈræv ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several very large corvine birds having lustrous black plumage and a loud, harsh call, esp. Corvus corax, of North America and Eurasia.
Origin of raven:
bef. 900; ME; OE hrǣfn, c. OHG (h)raban, ON hrafn
to prowl for food.
to eat or feed greedily.
armies ravening the land.
to devour greedily.
Origin of raven:
1485–95; earlier ravine < MF raviner, v. der. of ravineravin
raven, Corvus corax(verb)
large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
obtain or seize by violence
raven, prey, predate(verb)
prey on or hunt for
"These mammals predate certain eggs"
devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)
"he devoured three sandwiches"
"The lions ravened the bodies"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large black bird, known for its intelligence
for a girl with raven hair, used since the 1970s.
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’).
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
of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness
prey; plunder; food obtained by violence
to obtain or seize by violence
to devour with great eagerness
to prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity
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.
Translations for raven
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large black bird of the crow family.
- corvoPortuguese (BR)
- der RabeGerman
- کلاغ سیاهFarsi
- एक पक्षीHindi
- sejenis gagakMalay
- کلاغ سیاهPersian
- كارغه، كارګه، كړاغ، وراغPashto
- krkavec, havranSlovak
- 大烏鴉Chinese (Trad.)
- کالا کواUrdu
- con quạVietnamese
- 渡鸦，大乌鸦Chinese (Simp.)
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