What does raven mean?

Definitions for raven
ˈræv ənraven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raven, Corvus corax(verb)

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

  2. raven(verb)

    obtain or seize by violence

  3. raven, prey, predate(verb)

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

  5. raven(verb)

    feed greedily

    "The lions ravened the bodies"

Wiktionary

  1. Raven(ProperNoun)

    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. Raven(noun)

    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. Raven(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  3. Raven(noun)

    rapine; rapacity

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  4. Raven(noun)

    prey; plunder; food obtained by violence

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  5. Raven(verb)

    to obtain or seize by violence

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  6. Raven(verb)

    to devour with great eagerness

    Etymology: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]

  7. Raven(verb)

    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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    On the road to wisdom, behave like a raven and observe everything carefully!

  2. 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.

  3. Nick Longrich:

    The fossil record is incomplete enough that if you’re in a new area or a new time, there’s a fair chance that the dinosaurs there are going to be distinct, Steven Jasinski said. For instance, scientists might discover a toe from a brand new species, but such subtle differences may be unrecognizable or impossible to prove. [ T ] hings that we call separate species today would be very, very hard to tell apart based on their skeleton( crow versus raven, for example).

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

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

  5. 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!

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