Origin of ravineFr, violent rush, flood: see raven
Waterfalls in a ravine.
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.
a long, deep hollow in the earth's surface, esp. one worn by the action of a stream; large gully or small gorge
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 .
- Casually, he began leading the horse along the ravine again.
- It is situated on the river Natisone, which forms a picturesque ravine here.
- The lignite in this region also warms the ranchman's cabin, being easily mined where a seam is exposed in the walls of a ravine or on the side of a hill.
- He led the horse around and they left the ravine, traveling at right angles to the path the Indians had taken.
- It was with the expectation that he might, with local aid, seize the castle, that Llewellyn invaded this district in December 1282, when he was surprised and killed by Stephen de Frankton in a ravine called Cwm Llewellyn on the left bank of the Irfon, 22 m.