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ra·ven 1

 (rā′vən)
n.
1. A large bird (Corvus corax) of the Northern Hemisphere, having black plumage and a croaking cry.
2. Any of several similar birds of the genus Corvus, found in Africa, Australia, and southwestern North America.
adj.
Black and shiny: raven tresses.

[Middle English, from Old English hræfn.]

rav·en 2

 (răv′ən)
v. rav·ened, rav·en·ing, rav·ens
v.tr.
1. To consume greedily; devour.
2. To seek or seize as prey or plunder.
v.intr.
1. To seek or seize prey or plunder.
2. To eat ravenously.
n.
Variant of ravin.

[From Middle English ravin, raven, rapine, plunder, prey; see ravin.]

rav′en·er n.

raven

(ˈreɪvən)
n
1. (Animals) a large passerine bird, Corvus corax, having a large straight bill, long wedge-shaped tail, and black plumage: family Corvidae (crows). It has a hoarse croaking cry
2. (Colours)
a. a shiny black colour
b. (as adjective): raven hair.
[Old English hrǣfn; related to Old High German hraban, Old Norse hrafn]

raven

(ˈrævən)
vb
1. to seize or seek (plunder, prey, etc)
2. to eat (something) voraciously or greedily; be ravenous in eating
[C15: from Old French raviner to attack impetuously; see ravenous]
ˈravener n

Raven

(ˈreɪvən)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) a traditional trickster hero among the native peoples of the Canadian Pacific Northwest
[from raven1]

ra•ven1

(ˈreɪ vən)

n.
1. any of several very large corvine birds having lustrous black plumage and a loud, harsh call, esp. Corvus corax, of North America and Eurasia.
adj.
2. lustrous black: raven hair.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hrǣfn, c. Old High German (h)raban, Old Norse hrafn]
ra′ven•like`, adj.

rav•en2

(ˈræv ən)

v.i.
1. to plunder.
2. to prowl for food.
3. to eat or feed greedily.
v.t.
4. to pillage: armies ravening the land.
5. to devour greedily.
[1485–95; earlier ravine < Middle French raviner, v. derivative of ravine ravin]

raven


Past participle: ravened
Gerund: ravening

Imperative
raven
raven
Present
I raven
you raven
he/she/it ravens
we raven
you raven
they raven
Preterite
I ravened
you ravened
he/she/it ravened
we ravened
you ravened
they ravened
Present Continuous
I am ravening
you are ravening
he/she/it is ravening
we are ravening
you are ravening
they are ravening
Present Perfect
I have ravened
you have ravened
he/she/it has ravened
we have ravened
you have ravened
they have ravened
Past Continuous
I was ravening
you were ravening
he/she/it was ravening
we were ravening
you were ravening
they were ravening
Past Perfect
I had ravened
you had ravened
he/she/it had ravened
we had ravened
you had ravened
they had ravened
Future
I will raven
you will raven
he/she/it will raven
we will raven
you will raven
they will raven
Future Perfect
I will have ravened
you will have ravened
he/she/it will have ravened
we will have ravened
you will have ravened
they will have ravened
Future Continuous
I will be ravening
you will be ravening
he/she/it will be ravening
we will be ravening
you will be ravening
they will be ravening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ravening
you have been ravening
he/she/it has been ravening
we have been ravening
you have been ravening
they have been ravening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ravening
you will have been ravening
he/she/it will have been ravening
we will have been ravening
you will have been ravening
they will have been ravening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ravening
you had been ravening
he/she/it had been ravening
we had been ravening
you had been ravening
they had been ravening
Conditional
I would raven
you would raven
he/she/it would raven
we would raven
you would raven
they would raven
Past Conditional
I would have ravened
you would have ravened
he/she/it would have ravened
we would have ravened
you would have ravened
they would have ravened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raven - large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tailraven - large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
genus Corvus, Corvus - type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
Verb1.raven - obtain or seize by violence
seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
2.raven - prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
forage - wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods"
3.raven - eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
4.raven - feed greedily; "The lions ravened the bodies"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

raven

adjective black, ebony, jet-black, coal-black a striking woman with long raven hair
Related words
adjective corvine
collective noun unkindness
see shades from black to white
Translations
гарван
krkavechavran
ravn
korakokorvo
kaarenkorpronk
korppi
gavran
holló
hrafnkrummi
カラス
큰까마귀
corvus
kranklysvarnas
krauklis
corb
krkavechavran
krokar
гавран
korp
นกขนาดใหญ่จำพวกกา
воронкрук
con quạ

raven

[ˈreɪvn]
A. Ncuervo m
B. ADJ [hair] → negro

raven

[ˈreɪvən] n (= bird) → corbeau m

raven

nRabe m; raven-blackrabenschwarz

raven

[ˈreɪvn] ncorvo (imperiale)

raven

(ˈreivən) noun
a large black bird of the crow family.

raven

غُرابٌ أَسْوَد havran ravn Rabe κοράκι cuervo korppi corbeau gavran corvo カラス 큰까마귀 raaf ravn kruk corvo ворон korp นกขนาดใหญ่จำพวกกา kuzgun con quạ 大乌鸦