- 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 Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.