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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rav·en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravened p. pr. & vb. n. Ravening.]
 1. To obtain or seize by violence.
 2. To devour with great eagerness.
    Like rats that ravin down their proper bane.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rav·en·ing, n. Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rav·en·ing, a. Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. -- Rav*en*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]