from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A raging flood.
- noun A long deep hollow worn by a stream or torrent of water; hence, any deep narrow gorge, as in a mountain; a gully.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A torrent of water.
- noun A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A deep narrow
valleyor gorgein the earth's surface worn by running water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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."