Definition of Ravine

1. Noun. A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water).

Specialized synonyms: Canon, Canyon, Gorge
Generic synonyms: Vale, Valley



Definition of Ravine

1. n. A torrent of water.

Definition of Ravine

1. Noun. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ravine

1. a narrow, steep-sided valley [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ravine

ravenously
ravenousness
ravenousnesses
ravens
raver
ravers
raves
ravewear
ravier
raviers
ravigote
ravigotes
ravigotte
ravigottes
ravin
ravine (current term)
ravined
ravinement
ravinements
ravines
raving
raving mad
ravingly
ravings
ravining
ravins
ravioli
ravioli code
raviolini
raviolis

Literary usage of Ravine

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"There was a ravine directly east of camp, which extended nearly to the Big Mound. The Sixth regiment was placed on the north side of the corral, ..."

2. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1877)
"After coming up clear of the ravine to the open downs at its head, the line of way stretches southwards under the front of the Fore Ridge, crosses over the ..."

3. The Mexican War, by an English Soldier: Comprising Incidents and Adventures by George Ballentine (1860)
"Arrival of General Scott—Ascent of the ravine—The charge—Th« loan of a pipe—Colonel ... The result was the discovery of a ravine leading to the right of the ..."

4. Scientific Papers by George Howard Darwin, Francis Darwin, Ernest William Brown (1908)
"ravine is at 45° to the axes of y and z, and the origin is situated in one of the valleys, which is less steep than the valley facing it on the opposite ..."

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