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9 definitions found
 for raven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Rav"en\, v. i.
     To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
     [Written also ravin, and ravine.]
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           Benjamin shall raven as a wolf.          --Gen. xlix.
                                                    27.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Ra"ven\ (r[=a]"v'n), n. [AS. hr[ae]fn; akin to D. raaf,
     G. rabe, OHG. hraban, Icel. hrafn, Dan. ravn, and perhaps to
     L. corvus, Gr. ko`rax. [root]19.] (Zool.)
     A large black passerine bird ({Corvus corax), similar to the
     crow, but larger, and has a harsh, loud call. It is native of
     the northern parts of Europe, Asia and America, and is noted
     for its sagacity.
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     Sea raven (Zool.), the cormorant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Ra"ven\, a.
     Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven
     darkness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Rav"en\ (r[a^]v"'n), n. [OF. ravine impetuosity,
     violence, F. ravine ravine. See Ravine, Rapine.] [Written
     also ravin, and ravine.]
     1. Rapine; rapacity. --Ray.
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     2. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Rav"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravened (r[a^]v"'nd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ravening.] [Written also ravin, and ravine.]
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     1. To obtain or seize by violence. --Hakewill.
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     2. To devour with great eagerness.
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              Like rats that ravin down their proper bane. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  raven
      n 1: large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped
           tail [syn: raven, Corvus corax]
      v 1: obtain or seize by violence
      2: prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
         [syn: raven, prey, predate]
      3: eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: devour,
         guttle, raven, pig]
      4: feed greedily; "The lions ravened the bodies"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "raven":
     angry clouds, atramentous, batten, be ravenous, black,
     black as coal, black as ebony, black as ink, black as midnight,
     black as night, black cat, black clouds, bolt, bolt down,
     broken mirror, charcoal, coal, coal-black, coaly, cram, crow, dark,
     dark as night, dark as pitch, deep black, depredate, despoil,
     devour, ebon, ebony, engorge, eye hungrily, feel hungry, fleece,
     forage, foray, freeboot, gathering clouds, glut, gluttonize,
     gobble, gorge, gormandize, gulp, gulp down, gut, guttle, guzzle,
     halcyon bird, have a tapeworm, hunger, hunger for, ink, ink-black,
     inky, jet, jetty, live to eat, loot, maraud, midnight, night,
     night-black, night-dark, nigrous, owl, pillage, pitch, pitch-black,
     pitch-dark, pitchy, plunder, prey on, raid, rainbow, ransack,
     ravage, raven-black, ravish, reive, rifle, sable, sack,
     shooting star, sloe, sloe-black, sloe-colored, smoke, smut, soot,
     spoil, spoliate, starve, storm clouds, stormy petrel, stuff, sweep,
     tar, tar-black, tarry, thirst, thirst for, thundercloud,
     thunderhead, wolf, wolf down
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Raven
     Heb. 'orebh, from a root meaning "to be black" (comp. Cant.
     5:11); first mentioned as "sent forth" by Noah from the ark
     (Gen. 8:7). "Every raven after his kind" was forbidden as food
     (Lev. 11:15; Deut. 14:14). Ravens feed mostly on carrion, and
     hence their food is procured with difficulty (Job 38:41; Ps.
     147:9). When they attack kids or lambs or weak animals, it is
     said that they first pick out the eyes of their victims (Prov.
     30:17). When Elijah was concealed by the brook Cherith, God
     commanded the ravens to bring him "bread and flesh in the
     morning, and bread and flesh in the evening" (1 Kings 17:3-6).
     (See ELIJAH.)
     
       There are eight species of ravens in Palestine, and they are
     everywhere very numerous in that land.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Raven, VA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Virginia
     Population (2000):    2593
     Housing Units (2000): 1219
     Land area (2000):     6.833125 sq. miles (17.697711 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.833125 sq. miles (17.697711 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            65744
     Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
     Location:             37.089046 N, 81.855993 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     24639
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Raven, VA
      Raven
  

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