- The definition of a ravine is a deep valley or gorge that is typically narrow with steep sides.
A long, deep narrow gully worn by a stream is an example of a ravine.
Waterfalls in a ravine.
a long, deep hollow in the earth's surface, esp. one worn by the action of a stream; large gully or small gorge
Origin of ravineFrench violent rush, flood: see raven
A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
Origin of ravineFrench, from Old French, violent rush, from Latin rapīna, rapine; see ravin.