raven, Corvus corax(verb)
large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
obtain or seize by violence
raven, prey, predate(verb)
prey on or hunt for
"These mammals predate certain eggs"
devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)
"he devoured three sandwiches"
"The lions ravened the bodies"
for a girl with raven hair, used since the 1970s.
Origin: 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’).
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
of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness
prey; plunder; food obtained by violence
to obtain or seize by violence
to devour with great eagerness
to prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity
Origin: [Written also ravin, and ravine.]
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
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.]
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.]
The numerical value of raven in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of raven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
On the road to wisdom, behave like a raven and observe everything carefully!
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
What is blacker than the 'raven'? Answer; His Feathers:
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!
He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.
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