Raven, the divine culture hero and trickster of the North Pacific Coast Indians.
Raven, Astronomy. the constellation Corvus.
lustrous black: raven locks of hair.
- ra·ven·like, adjective
Other definitions for raven (2 of 2)
to seek plunder or prey.
to eat or feed voraciously or greedily: to raven like an animal.
to seize as spoil or prey.
to devour voraciously.
plunder or prey.
- Also rav·in [rav-in] /ˈræv ɪn/ .
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How to use raven in a sentence
One stanza from the poem Grímnismál also mentions how Odin worries about the ravens not returning to him.
It also often explores the relationships that corvids—a family of birds including crows, magpies, and ravens—develop with human beings.The Download: befriending crows, and Twitter under Musk | Rhiannon Williams | October 31, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
I shall do my best to that end, whether we’re talking about humans, chimpanzees, ravens, or bird of paradise plants.Bernd Heinrich’s Lessons from a Lifetime of Running | Molly Hanson | January 26, 2022 | Outside Online
The work I did was terribly exciting, for me at least, and also very physically taxing—from the high Arctic to the equator to the ravens.Bernd Heinrich’s Lessons from a Lifetime of Running | Molly Hanson | January 26, 2022 | Outside Online
One of his assignments was to recite Edgar Allan Poe’s The raven.How to Unlearn a Disease - Issue 103: Healthy Communication | Kelly Clancy | July 14, 2021 | Nautilus
The Baltimore raven was indefinitely suspended but even one of his teammates suited up after punching a girlfriend in the neck.
Berney then went on to say that he considered the former Baltimore raven to be “a model citizen and a role model.”
When the raven-man promises Bran that he will “fly,” does he mean the boy is about to morph into mutant bird as well?
And she has introduced them to the raven himself, who now appears to be a bearded old man.
But I really just told the best story for Days of Future Past, and Mystique/raven is a big part of that story.Simon Kinberg on ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘The Fantastic Four’ Reboot, and Black Superheroes | Marlow Stern | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sunken eyes, the tangled masses of raven hair, the look of exhaustion and hopeless woe.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The dwarf who had watched her came back again on his raven followed this time by a crowd of little men.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
For, singular, uncanny circumstance, this was a one-eyed raven which sat upon the shoulder of his one-eyed master!Dope | Sax Rohmer
He could not restrain a shriek as he did so, but he still kept hold of the raven, and made a wild grasp with his disengaged hand.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Sin Sin Wa never moved, and the raven, settling down upon the Chinaman's shoulder, closed his serviceable eye.Dope | Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for raven (1 of 3)
a large passerine bird, Corvus corax, having a large straight bill, long wedge-shaped tail, and black plumage: family Corvidae (crows). It has a hoarse croaking cry
a shiny black colour
(as adjective): raven hair
British Dictionary definitions for raven (2 of 3)
to seize or seek (plunder, prey, etc)
to eat (something) voraciously or greedily; be ravenous in eating
- ravener, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Raven (3 of 3)
a traditional trickster hero among the native peoples of the Canadian Pacific Northwest
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