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ra·vine

 (rə-vēn′)
n.
A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.

[French, from Old French, violent rush, from Latin rapīna, rapine; see ravin.]

ravine

(rəˈviːn)
n
(Physical Geography) a deep narrow steep-sided valley, esp one formed by the action of running water
[C15: from Old French: torrent, from Latin rapīna robbery, influenced by Latin rapidus rapid, both from rapere to snatch]

ra•vine

(rəˈvin)

n.
a narrow, steep-sided valley typically eroded by running water.
[1775–85; < French; Middle French: torrent, Old French: a violent rushing]

ravine

A long, narrow, steep-sided depression in the Earth’s surface, between a gully and valley in size.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ravine - a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)ravine - a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
canyon, canon - a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
gorge - a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
vale, valley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

ravine

noun canyon, pass, gap (U.S.), gorge, clough (dialect), gully, defile, linn (Scot.), gulch (U.S.), flume The bus is said to have overturned and fallen into a ravine.
Translations
وَادٍ عَمِيقٌ وضَيِّقواد عَميق وضَيِّق
rokle
kløftslugt
rotko
gudura
vízmosásos szakadék
gil, gljúfur
峡谷
계곡협곡
siaurukalnė
aizadziļleja
ravin
หุบเขาลึก
koyakdar ve derin vadi
khe núi

ravine

[rəˈviːn] Nbarranco m, quebrada f (esp LAm)

ravine

[rəˈviːn] nravin m

ravine

nSchlucht f, → Klamm f

ravine

[rəˈviːn] nburrone m

ravine

(rəˈviːn) noun
a deep narrow valley.

ravine

وَادٍ عَمِيقٌ وضَيِّق rokle kløft Schlucht ρεματιά barranco rotko ravin gudura burrone 峡谷 계곡 ravijn ravine wąwóz barranco ущелье ravin หุบเขาลึก koyak khe núi 沟壑
References in classic literature ?
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
Soon we could see the broken, grassy clay cliffs which indicated the windings of the stream, and the glittering tops of the cottonwoods and ash trees that grew down in the ravine.
One arm of the river flowed through a deep, narrow ravine, which its current had worn in the soft rock, directly beneath his feet, forming an effectual defense, as he believed, against any danger from that quarter; the water, a few rods above them, plunging, glancing, and sweeping along in its most violent and broken manner.
By and by it became impossible to endure the intolerable glare and heat any longer; so we struck across the ravine and entered the deep cool twilight of the forest, to hunt for what the guide-book called the "old road.
The breeze was from the west: it came over the hills, sweet with scents of heath and rush; the sky was of stainless blue; the stream descending the ravine, swelled with past spring rains, poured along plentiful and clear, catching golden gleams from the sun, and sapphire tints from the firmament.
When he comes back wait for me in the ravine by the dhak tree in the center of the plain.
And so saying he gave Rocinante the spur, and Sancho followed him on foot and loaded, and after having partly made the circuit of the mountain they found lying in a ravine, dead and half devoured by dogs and pecked by jackdaws, a mule saddled and bridled, all which still further strengthened their suspicion that he who had fled was the owner of the mule and the saddle-pad.
The cliff arose for several hundred feet on my right, and on my left was an equal and nearly perpendicular drop to the bottom of a rocky ravine.
The path coiled down abruptly into a narrow ravine between two tumbled and knotty masses of blackish scoria.
He looketh afar o'er the waves, Wind-ruffled and deep and green; And the mantle of Autumn lies Over wood and hill and ravine.
The shaded side of the ravine gleamed with their smiles.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN--DISAPPOINTMENT--INVENTORY OF ARTICLES BROUGHT FROM THE SHIP--DIVISION OF THE STOCK OF BREAD--APPEARANCE OF THE INTERIOR OF THE ISLAND--A DISCOVERY--A RAVINE AND WATERFALLS--A SLEEPLESS NIGHT--FURTHER DISCOVERIES--MY ILLNESS--A MARQUESAN LANDSCAPE