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Definition of Ravening

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gorge, eat voraciously; ravage, plunder, seize
Ravening Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Raven
  
(n.)
Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion.
  
(a.)
Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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ravening
\rav"en*ing\, n. eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. i. 39.
ravening
\rav"en*ing\, a. greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. -- rav"en*ing*ly , adv.
ravening
adj
1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal" [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, vulturine, vulturous]


2. excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments" [syn: rapacious, voracious]


3. devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bleiddiadwy = a. ravening
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
(synonym) predatory, rapacious, raptorial, vulturine, vulturous
(similar) aggressive
2. excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
(synonym) rapacious, voracious
(similar) acquisitive
3. devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
(synonym) edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish
(similar) gluttonous

Noun
1. large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
(synonym) Corvus corax
(hypernym) corvine bird
(member-holonym) Corvus, genus Corvus

Verb
1. obtain or seize by violence
(hypernym) seize
2. prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
(synonym) prey, predate
(hypernym) forage
3. eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches"
(synonym) devour, guttle, pig
(hypernym) eat
4. feed greedily; "The lions ravened the bodies"
(hypernym) feed, eat