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Raven meaning

raven - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. feed greedily; " The lions ravened the bodies"
  2. 2. eat greedily; " he devoured three sandwiches"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.
  5. 5. Rapine; rapacity.
  6. 6. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
  7. 7. To obtain or seize by violence.
  8. 8. To devour with great eagerness.
  9. 9. To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
  10. 10. A kind of crow.
  11. 11. To Plunder; devour greedily.

raven - examples of usage

  1. High overhead floated a rare woods' raven, his head bent sharply downward to see. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. The solitary ship, which, from year to year, came like a raven in the wilderness, bringing to the inhabitants of a settlement the comforts of life from the world from which they were cut off, was apt to be present to their dreams, whether sleeping or waking. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. He was a well- shaped man of medium height; although past middle life he looked young, and had no white thread in his raven- black hair and beard. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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