a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven
see Raven, v. t. & i
a torrent of water
a deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft
Origin: [See 2d Raven.]
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
ra-vēn′, n. a long, deep hollow, worn away by a torrent: a deep, narrow mountain-pass. [Fr.,—L. rapina, rapine, violence.]
The numerical value of ravine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ravine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It dropped into a ravine, falling for about 100 meters, they were close to home, maybe 15 minutes away.
There's a possibility the aircraft hit a peak and then fell into a ravine because the place that it was found is steep.
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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Translations for ravine
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- rokle, stržCzech
- φαράγγι, ρεματιά, λαγκάδιGreek
- barranco, cañadaSpanish
- burrone, gola, calanco, canaloneItalian
- parari, āpiti, kōakaMāori
- ravijn, kloofdalDutch
- jar, wąwózPolish
- ravina, barrancoPortuguese
- ravenă, râpăRomanian
- ущелье, промоина, овраг, лощина, ложбинаRussian
- яр, ущелинаUkrainian
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