ravenous


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rav·en·ous

 (răv′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Extremely hungry or characterized by extreme hunger; voracious: missed lunch and was ravenous by dinnertime.
2. Predatory or ferocious in predation: ravenous lions.
3. Eager for gratification or extremely desirous: "I'm ravenous for news, any kind of news" (Margaret Atwood).

[Middle English, from Old French ravineux, from raviner, to take by force, from Vulgar Latin *rapīnāre, from Latin rapīna, plunder; see rapine.]

rav′en·ous·ly adv.
rav′en·ous·ness n.

ravenous

(ˈrævənəs)
adj
1. famished; starving
2. rapacious; voracious
[C16: from Old French ravineux, from Latin rapīna plunder, from rapere to seize]
ˈravenously adv
ˈravenousness n

rav•en•ous

(ˈræv ə nəs)

adj.
1. extremely hungry; famished.
2. predatory: a ravenous jungle beast.
3. intensely eager: ravenous for affection.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French ravineus=ravin(er) to raven2 + -eus -ous]
rav′en•ous•ly, adv.
rav′en•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ravenous - extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
2.ravenous - devouring or craving food in great quantitiesravenous - devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

ravenous

adjective
1. starving, starved, very hungry, famished, esurient a pack of ravenous animals
starving full, glutted, sated, satiated
2. greedy, insatiable, avaricious, covetous, grasping, insatiate He had moderated his ravenous appetite.

ravenous

adjective
1. Desiring or craving food:
2. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
3. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
Translations
جائعمُفْتَرِس، ضارٍ
vyhladovělý
hundesulten
tosi nälkäinen
proždrljiv
glorhungraîur
飢えた
몹시 굶주린
peralkęs
izbadējies
jättehungrig
ซึ่งตะกละมาก
kurt gibi açkurt gibi acıkmış
rất đói

ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] ADJ
1. (= starving) → hambriento
I'm ravenous!¡me comería un toro!
he was ravenoustenía un hambre canina
2. (= voracious) → voraz

ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] adjaffamé(e)
to be ravenous → avoir une faim de loup
I'm ravenous! → J'ai une faim de loup!

ravenous

adj animalausgehungert; person alsoheißhungrig; appetite, hungergewaltig; I’m ravenousich habe einen Bärenhunger (inf)

ravenous

[ˈrævənəs] adj (person) → affamato/a; (appetite, animal) → famelico/a, vorace

ravenous

(ˈrӕvənəs) adjective
very hungry.
ˈravenously adverb
ˈravenousness noun

ravenous

جائع vyhladovělý hundesulten heißhungrig λιμασμένος hambriento tosi nälkäinen vorace proždrljiv affamato 飢えた 몹시 굶주린 uitgehongerd skrubbsulten żarłoczny morto de fome прожорливый jättehungrig ซึ่งตะกละมาก kurt gibi aç rất đói 贪婪的
References in classic literature ?
murmured the stranger; "thy foal was foreordained to become a prey to ravenous beasts
Left alone, the minister summoned a servant of the house, and requested food, which, being set before him, he ate with ravenous appetite.
Grose, but she was there most for Flora; and no moment of my monstrous time was perhaps so extraordinary as that in which I consciously threw out to her-- with the sense that, pale and ravenous demon as she was, she would catch and understand it--an inarticulate message of gratitude.
Jurgis could see all the truth now--could see himself, through the whole long course of events, the victim of ravenous vultures that had torn into his vitals and devoured him; of fiends that had racked and tortured him, mocking him, meantime, jeering in his face.
There now," and he pushed the rubber tip of the bottle into the nuzzling mouth and the lamb began to suck it with ravenous ecstasy.
As Estella looked back over her shoulder before going out at the door, Miss Havisham kissed that hand to her, with a ravenous intensity that was of its kind quite dreadful.
Little did they know that victory smiled on them no more; that they must die by thousands of hunger and fever in the marshes of the Limpopo, and that those of them who returned should come with their shields in their bellies, having devoured their shields because of their ravenous hunger
As when a flock Of ravenous Fowl, though many a League remote, Against the day of Battel, to a Field, Where Armies lie encampt, come flying, lur'd With sent of living Carcasses design'd For death, the following day, in bloodie fight.
He had mad hungers that grew more ravenous as he fed them.
All this coast is much infested with ravenous beasts, monkeys, and serpents, of which last here are some seven feet in length, and thicker than an ordinary man; in the head of this serpent is found a stone about the bigness of an egg, resembling bezoar, and of great efficacy, as it is said, against all kinds of poison.
But he had devoured countless pictures of them, and now he was ravenous to feast his eyes upon the king of beasts in the flesh.
And the sobs, and groans, and shrieks, with which the city was now filled, were caused by the people's woe, because the fatal day had come again, when the fourteen victims were to be chosen by lot; and the old people feared lest their sons or daughters might be taken, and the youths and damsels dreaded lest they themselves might be destined to glut the ravenous maw of that detestable man-brute.