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RAVEL (ravelled, ravelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Ravel mean? 

RAVEL (noun)
  The noun RAVEL has 2 senses:

1. French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
2. a row of unravelled stitches

  Familiarity information: RAVEL used as a noun is rare.


RAVEL (verb)
  The verb RAVEL has 2 senses:

1. disentangle
2. tangle or complicate

  Familiarity information: RAVEL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAVEL (noun)


Sense 1Ravel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Maurice Ravel; Ravel

Instance hypernyms:

composer (someone who composes music as a profession)


Sense 2ravel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A row of unravelled stitches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

ravel; ladder; run

Context example:

she got a run in her stocking

Hypernyms ("ravel" is a kind of...):

damage; harm; impairment (the occurrence of a change for the worse)


RAVEL (verb)


Sense 1ravel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disentangle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

ravel; ravel out; unravel

Context example:

can you unravel the mystery?

Hypernyms (to "ravel" is one way to...):

disentangle; straighten out; unsnarl (extricate from entanglement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2ravel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tangle or complicate

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

tangle; ravel; knot

Context example:

a ravelled story

Hypernyms (to "ravel" is one way to...):

enlace; entwine; interlace; intertwine; lace; twine (spin or twist together so as to form a cord)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

unravel (become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of)

unravel (disentangle)


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