The act or practice of preying.
Something taken as prey.
A violent preying or plundering; rapine.
Anything captured; prey or plunder.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Origin of ravin
- Middle English ravin, raven from Old French ravine rapine from Latin rapīna from rapere to seize rep- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition