- a violent preying or plundering; rapine
- anything captured; prey or plunder
Origin of ravinMiddle English ravine from OFr: see raven
- Voracity; rapaciousness.
- Something taken as prey.
- The act or practice of preying.
Origin of ravinMiddle English ravin, raven from Old French ravine rapine from Latin rapīna from rapere to seize ; see rep- in Indo-European roots.
- (obsolete) ravenous
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.