What does Ravel mean?

Definitions for Ravel
ˈræv əlRav·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ravel, Maurice Ravel(noun)

    French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)

  2. run, ladder, ravel(verb)

    a row of unravelled stitches

    "she got a run in her stocking"

  3. ravel, unravel, ravel out(verb)


    "can you unravel the mystery?"

  4. ravel, tangle, knot(verb)

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"


  1. ravel(Verb)

    To pull apart (especially cloth or a seam); unravel.

  2. ravel(Verb)

    To clarify by separation into simpler pieces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ravel(verb)

    to separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking

  2. Ravel(verb)

    to undo the intricacies of; to disentangle

  3. Ravel(verb)

    to pull apart, as the threads of a texture, and let them fall into a tangled mass; hence, to entangle; to make intricate; to involve

  4. Ravel(verb)

    to become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy

  5. Ravel(verb)

    to fall into perplexity and confusion

  6. Ravel(verb)

    to make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern

  7. Origin: [OD. ravelen, D. rafelen, akin to LG. rebeln, rebbeln, reffeln.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ravel

    rav′el, v.t. to confuse, entangle: to untwist or unweave: to unravel (in this sense usually with out).—v.i. to be untwisted or unwoven: to become entangled: to search (with into):—pr.p. rav′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. rav′elled.n. a ravelled thread.—adj. Rav′elled, denoting bread made from flour and bran.—ns. Rav′elling, a ravelled thread; Rav′elling-en′gine, a machine for tearing rags.—adv. Rav′elly.—n. Rav′elment, discord. [Dut. ravelen.]

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Anagrams for Ravel »

  1. laver

  2. velar

  3. arvel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ravel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ravel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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