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RAVEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does raven mean? 

RAVEN (noun)
  The noun RAVEN has 1 sense:

1. large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

  Familiarity information: RAVEN used as a noun is very rare.


RAVEN (verb)
  The verb RAVEN has 4 senses:

1. obtain or seize by violence
2. prey on or hunt for
3. eat greedily
4. feed greedily

  Familiarity information: RAVEN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAVEN (noun)


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Meaning:

Large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Corvus corax; raven

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

corvine bird (birds of the crow family)

Holonyms ("raven" is a member of...):

Corvus; genus Corvus (type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens)


RAVEN (verb)


Sense 1raven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain or seize by violence

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

seize (take or capture by force)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2raven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prey on or hunt for

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

prey; raven; predate

Context example:

These mammals predate certain eggs

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

forage (wander and feed)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3raven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eat greedily

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

guttle; pig; raven; devour

Context example:

he devoured three sandwiches

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

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4raven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feed greedily

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

The lions ravened the bodies

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

eat; feed (take in food; used of animals only)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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