Ravine meaning

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A long, deep hollow in the earth's surface, esp. one worn by the action of a stream; large gully or small gorge.
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A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
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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.

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A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
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Origin of ravine

  • French from Old French violent rush from Latin rapīna rapine ravin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition