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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 ?
When he comes back wait for me in the ravine by the dhak tree in the center of the plain.
The next day I hired some mules to take me by the ravine of Jolquera into the central Cordillera.
On the 26th of October, they steered east-northeast, for a wooded ravine in a mountain, at a small distance from the base of which, to their great joy, they discovered an abundant stream, running between willowed banks.
Toward noon, the doctor, for the purpose of burying the body, decided to descend into a ravine, in the midst of some plutonic rocks of primitive formation.
There is such a ravine here that if we once get in it we shan't get out again.
As he came to a little bridge across a dry ravine he saw the figure of a man standing upon it, clearly outlined against the gray background of a misty forest.
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
At midday they put the hounds into a ravine thickly overgrown with young trees.
Dunfer's, on the road from Hutton's to Mexican Hill, the highway dips into a sunless ravine which opens out on either hand in a half-confidential manner, as if it had a secret to impart at some more convenient season.
The shaded side of the ravine gleamed with their smiles.
The winding way up the ravine between these was scarcely three yards wide, and was disfigured by lumps of decaying fruit-pulp and other refuse, which accounted for the disagreeable stench of the place.
A FOX swimming across a rapid river was carried by the force of the current into a very deep ravine, where he lay for a long time very much bruised, sick, and unable to move.