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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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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?"
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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
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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
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raven

[ˈreɪvən] n (= bird) → corbeau m
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raven

nRabe m; raven-blackrabenschwarz
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raven

[ˈreɪvn] ncorvo (imperiale)
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raven

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