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Definition of the adjective ravening

What does ravening mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
  2. excessively greedy and grasping
  3. devouring or craving food in great quantities

Alternative definition of the adjective ravening


  1. Voracious and greedy.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The cloyed will, That satiate, yet unsatisfied desire, that tab Both filled and running, ravening first the lamb, Longs after for the garbage. Shaktpeare.

Google previewShakespeare-Lexicon (1902)

A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet by Alexander Schmidt

Ravening: wolvish-ravening. Ravish: yravish. Raze: down-razed. Reach; high-reaching; o'erreach, overreach. Read: o'erread, overread; unread. Ready: already; unready. Real: unreal. Reap: new-reaped.

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Quotes about ravening

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls. (Amy Lowell)
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Scrabble value of R1A1V4E1N1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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