ravenously


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ravenously - in the manner of someone who is very hungry; "he pounced on the food hungrily"
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Translations
بِضَراوَه
hladově
forslugentgrådigt
falánk módon
græîgislega
aç kurt gibi

ravenously

[ˈrævənəslɪ] ADVvorazmente
to be ravenously hungrytener un hambre canina
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ravenously

[ˈrævənəsli] adv [eat] → avec voracité
to be ravenously hungry → avoir une faim de loup
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ravenously

adv eatwie ein Wolf; lookausgehungert; to be ravenously hungry (animal) → ausgehungert sein; (person also) → einen Bärenhunger haben (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ravenously

[ˈrævənəslɪ] advvoracemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ravenous

(ˈrӕvənəs) adjective
very hungry.
ˈravenously adverb
ˈravenousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
When the church came to itself - for he was so sudden and strong that he made it go head over heels before me, and I saw the steeple under my feet - when the church came to itself, I say, I was seated on a high tombstone, trembling, while he ate the bread ravenously.
The Parsee lit a fire in the bungalow with a few dry branches, and the warmth was very grateful, provisions purchased at Kholby sufficed for supper, and the travellers ate ravenously. The conversation, beginning with a few disconnected phrases, soon gave place to loud and steady snores.
The carcass was immediately cut up, and a part of it hastily cooked and ravenously devoured.
She could not have eaten more ravenously if she were starving.
They did as they were told, and set food before Ulysses, who ate and drank ravenously, for it was long since he had had food of any kind.
They were ravenously hungry and at the same time splendidly in condition.
Others, with slabs of bacon and joints of dried meat upon the ends of their pikes, held them up to the blaze or tore at them ravenously with their teeth.
Harvey drank in silence, and the boy handed him a plate full of pieces of crisp fried pork, which he ate ravenously.
Number one seized the mug ravenously, and had just drunk enough to make him wish for more, when Mr Squeers gave the signal for number two, who gave up at the same interesting moment to number three; and the process was repeated until the milk and water terminated with number five.
At Valparaiso, I have seen a living condor sol for sixpence, but the common price is eight or ten shillings One which I saw brought in, had been tied with rope, an was much injured; yet, the moment the line was cut b which its bill was secured, although surrounded by people it began ravenously to tear a piece of carrion.
There is no doubt that the meal, at which the invitation was tendered to me which has occasioned this digression, was disposed of somewhat ravenously; and that the gentlemen thrust the broad- bladed knives and the two-pronged forks further down their throats than I ever saw the same weapons go before, except in the hands of a skilful juggler: but no man sat down until the ladies were seated; or omitted any little act of politeness which could contribute to their comfort.
The girl emptied the stiffened mould into my hand, and I devoured it ravenously.