Definitions for ravenousˈræv ə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rav•en•ousˈræv ə nəs(adj.)

  1. extremely hungry; famished.

  2. predatory:

    a ravenous jungle beast.

  3. intensely eager:

    ravenous for affection.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of ravenous:

1350–1400; ME < OF ravineus=ravin(er) to raven2+-eus -ous

rav′en•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient(adj)

    extremely hungry

    "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"

  2. edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish(adj)

    devouring or craving food in great quantities

    "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"

Wiktionary

  1. ravenous(Adjective)

    Very hungry.

  2. ravenous(Adjective)

    Eager for prey or gratification.

  3. Origin: From ravineus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ravenous(adj)

    devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture

  2. Ravenous(adj)

    eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire

Freebase

  1. Ravenous

    Ravenous is a 1999 horror film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle and Jeffrey Jones. The film revolves around cannibalism in 1840s California and some elements bear similarities to the story of the Donner Party and that of Alferd Packer. Screenwriter Ted Griffin lists Packer's story, as recounted in a couple of paragraphs of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man, as one of his inspirations for Carlyle's character. The film's darkly humorous and ironic take on its gruesome subject matter have led some to label it a black comedy. The film's unique score by Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn generated a significant amount of attention. The film's production did not get off to a good start. Original director Milcho Manchevski left the production two weeks after shooting started. He was replaced by Bird at the suggestion of Carlyle.


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ravenous(adjective)

very hungry.

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