What does Raveling mean?

Definitions for Raveling
ˈræv ə lɪŋrav·el·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raveling, ravellingnoun

    a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric


  1. raveling

    George Henry Raveling (born June 27, 1937) is an American former college basketball player and coach. He played at Villanova University, and was the head coach at Washington State University (1972–1983), the University of Iowa (1983–1986), and the University of Southern California (1986–1994). Raveling has been Nike's global basketball sports marketing director since he retired from coaching in 1994. A former FOX Sports Net color commentator, he is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


  1. raveling

    Raveling refers to the process of something becoming untwisted or unwoven, typically referring to fabric, thread or fibers. It can also metaphorically refer to the process of something complex becoming unraveled or gradually disintegrated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raveling

    of Ravel

  2. Ravelingnoun

    the act of untwisting or of disentangling

  3. Ravelingnoun

    that which is raveled out; esp., a thread detached from a texture

  4. Etymology: [Also ravelling.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Raveling is ranked #61585 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Raveling surname appeared 326 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Raveling.

    95% or 310 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raveling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raveling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    A occlusive
    B ravening
    C tacky
    D appellative

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