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Meaning of RAVINE

Pronunciation:  ru'veen

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)

RAVINE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: canon, canyon, gorge, vale, valley



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ra*vine"\, n. [F., a place excavated by a torrent, a
ravine, fr. ravir to snatch or tear away, L. rapere; cf. L.
rapina rapine. See {Ravish}, and cf. {Rapine}, {Raven} prey.]
1. A torrent of water. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.

2. A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or
   torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Watercourse larger than a gully, smaller than a valley, and less bold in relief than a gulch or arroyo.