from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by abject fear; cowardly.
- n. A coward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unwilling to fight; lacking even the rudiments of courage; extremely cowardly.
- n. A confessed coward.
- v. To make craven.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless.
- n. A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See recreant, n.
- transitive v. To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Overcome; conquered; defeated. See to cry craven, below.
- Cowardly; pusillanimous; mean-spirited.
- to yield in submission; be defeated; fail.
- n. A mean or base coward; a pusillanimous fellow; a dastard.
- n. Synonyms Poltroon, Dastard, etc. See coward.
- To make craven, recreant, weak, or cowardly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
- n. an abject coward
Middle English cravant, perhaps from Old French crevant, present participle of crever, to burst, from Latin crepāre, to break.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English craven (adjective) (Wiktionary)