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.
- There was a tradition in antiquity that the city of Tantalus had been swallowed up in a lake on the mountain; but the legend may, as Ramsay thinks, have been suggested by the vast ravine which yawns beneath the acropolis.