What does ravine mean?
Definitions for ravine
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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.
A ravine is a landform that is narrower than a canyon and is often the product of streambank erosion. Ravines are typically classified as larger in scale than gullies, although smaller than valleys. Ravines may also be called a cleuch, dell, ghout (Nevis), gill or ghyll, glen, gorge, kloof (South Africa), and chine (Isle of Wight) A ravine is generally a fluvial slope landform of relatively steep (cross-sectional) sides, on the order of twenty to seventy percent in gradient. Ravines may or may not have active streams flowing along the downslope channel which originally formed them; moreover, often they are characterized by intermittent streams, since their geographic scale may not be sufficiently large to support a perennial watercourse.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A deep chasm through which the rains are carried off elevated lands.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ravine is ranked #140157 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ravine surname appeared 119 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ravine.
85.7% or 102 total occurrences were White.
8.4% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of ravine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ravine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of ravine in a Sentence
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.
Chavez Ravine is the dawn of Chicano consciousness.
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.
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.
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- strž, rokleCzech
- ρεματιά, φαράγγι, λαγκάδιGreek
- cañada, barrancoSpanish
- calanco, gola, canalone, burroneItalian
- āpiti, parari, kōakaMāori
- kloofdal, ravijnDutch
- wąwóz, jarPolish
- barranco, ravinaPortuguese
- râpă, ravenăRomanian
- ущелье, ложбина, лощина, овраг, промоинаRussian
- ущелина, ярUkrainian
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