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

 cra·ven /ˈkrevən/
 懦夫,怯懦者,膽小鬼(a.)怯懦的,畏縮的,膽小的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cra·ven a.  Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless. “His craven heart.”
    The poor craven bridegroom said never a word.   --Sir. W. Scott.
    In craven fear of the sarcasm of Dorset.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cra·ven, n.  A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See Recreant, n.
 King Henry.  Is it fit this soldier keep his oath?
 Fluellen.  He is a craven and a villain else.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Coward; poltroon; dastard.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cra·ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cravened p. pr. & vb. n. Cravening.] To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly. [Obs.]
 There is a prohibition so divine,
 That cravens my weak hand.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 craven
      adj : lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful;
            "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal
            to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"-
            Spenser [syn: recreant]
      n : an abject coward [syn: poltroon, recreant]