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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 previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

RAVENING Rav"en*ing, n. Defn: Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. Luke xi. 39. RAVENING Rav"en*ing, a. Defn:Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. Rav"en*ing*ly, adv. RAVENOUS Rav"en*ous, a. Etym: [From 2d ...

Google previewVine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1996)

With Topical Index by Vine Vine

7:15 “ravening” (of wolves).¶ In the Sept., Gen. 49:27.

Google previewA Blake Dictionary (2013)

The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake by S. Foster Damon

"Then all the Males conjoined into One Male, 84 every one became a ravening eating Cancer growing ...

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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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