American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as raven.
- n. A raging flood.
- n. A long deep hollow worn by a stream or torrent of water; hence, any deep narrow gorge, as in a mountain; a gully. Synonyms Glen, Gorge, etc. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A torrent of water.
- n. A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.
- n. a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
- French, from Old French, violent rush, from Latin rapīna, rapine; see ravin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His casual remark to Dr. Werner, and to the landscape, as Grushnitsky's corpse topples into a ravine is a masterpiece of the laconic: "Finita la commedia!”
“But instead of going to his horse, he followed what she called the ravine—really a trickle of muddy water that flowed past the shack and down toward another gully between the rock formations … in which, Reilly saw after only a little climbing, there sat a lean-to made of sticks, peat, and rock.”
“Then he went to what he called the ravine, still avoiding the path, so that as a matter of fact he made his way up on his hands and knees mostly, very carefully and slowly amongst the loose stones, till by holding on to a bush he brought his eyes on a level with the piece of flat ground in front of the farmhouse.”
“The 'ravine' is within mortar range of the flak bunker at Oakcrest *.”
“Designed at the early stages of the cold war by a team of Nazi engineers, the ravine is really an anti-tank ditch, designed as a place of death for the expected American invaders.”
“After tracking in the frost awhile, I sat downwind and across a ravine from a doe and two fawns.”
“The chopper crashed into a mountain ravine on Tuesday, apparently after being hit by rebel fire.”
“This lonely ravine is called Far Easedale, and at the upper end there formerly stood a cottage named Blentarn Ghyll.”
“The bed of this immense ravine is at this day called the Charsoo, a”
“They call the ravine the "mine," and refer to themselves as "miners.”
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