What does Raven mean?

Definitions for Raven
ˈræv ənRaven

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Raven.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raven, Corvus coraxverb

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

  2. ravenverb

    obtain or seize by violence

  3. raven, prey, predateverb

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pigverb

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

  5. ravenverb

    feed greedily

    "The lions ravened the bodies"

Wiktionary

  1. Ravennoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Ravennoun

    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

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  2. Ravenadjective

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

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  3. Ravennoun

    rapine; rapacity

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  4. Ravennoun

    prey; plunder; food obtained by violence

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  5. Ravenverb

    to obtain or seize by violence

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  6. Ravenverb

    to devour with great eagerness

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  7. Ravenverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of Raven in a Sentence

  1. Gwen Berry:

    Raven has been through hell and back, i’m so happy to see her thrive and win. I’ll tell you a little secret, about two months ago she called me on the phone crying. She’s been through a lot. So I’m happy for her.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche:

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

  3. Raven Saunders:

    Track was my first love...( it) gave me that oomph to push in the environment that I was in, i wasn't necessarily fulfilled because being a young, Black, LGBTQ woman in America and being in Mississippi -- the( most) old school of old school places that you can find in America -- it was really hard going through a phase of trying to learn and find Raven Saunders in a place where I didn't fully feel accepted.Steeplechaser Colleen Quigley discusses mental health, modeling and hunger for Olympic success.

  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. Robin Green:

    The Eagle wasn't always the Eagle. The Eagle, before he became the Eagle, was Yucatangee, the Talker. Yucatangee talked and talked. It talked so much it heard only itself. Not the river, not the wind, not even the Wolf. The Raven came and said The Wolf is hungry. If you stop talking, you'll hear him. The wind too. And when you hear the wind, you'll fly. So he stopped talking. And became its nature, the Eagle. The Eagle soared, and its flight said all it needed to say.

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