- 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.
ravine definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French violent rush, flood: see raven
ravine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Old French, violent rush, from Latin rapīna, rapine; see ravin.