What does ravine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ravinenoun

    a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)


  1. ravinenoun

    A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ravinenoun

    food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven

    Etymology: [See 2d Raven.]

  2. Ravine

    see Raven, v. t. & i

    Etymology: [See 2d Raven.]

  3. Ravinenoun

    a torrent of water

    Etymology: [See 2d Raven.]

  4. Ravinenoun

    a deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft

    Etymology: [See 2d Raven.]


  1. Ravine

    A ravine is a landform narrower than a canyon and is often the product of streamcutting erosion. Ravines are typically classified as larger in scale than gullies, although smaller than valleys.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ravine

    ra-vēn′, n. a long, deep hollow, worn away by a torrent: a deep, narrow mountain-pass. [Fr.,—L. rapina, rapine, violence.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ravine

    A deep chasm through which the rains are carried off elevated lands.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ravine

    In field fortification, a deep hollow, usually formed by a great flood, or long-continued running of water; frequently turned to advantage in the field.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ravine in a Sentence

  1. Ruben Alva:

    It dropped into a ravine, falling for about 100 meters, they were close to home, maybe 15 minutes away.

  2. Heronimus Guru:

    There's a possibility the aircraft hit a peak and then fell into a ravine because the place that it was found is steep.

  3. Ry Cooder:

    Chavez Ravine is the dawn of Chicano consciousness.

  4. Scott Fowler:

    She really believes she hears the faint cries of an infant. She summons her husband, who is a self-employed grading contractor. He arrives in the area and descends about a 75-foot ravine to find the child alone with a car seat over the bank.

  5. Heronimus Guru:

    There's a possibility the aircraft hit a peak and then fell into a ravine because the place that it was found in is steep.

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