Origin of ravenous
Examples from the Web for ravenous
It was like throwing a pack of ravenous dogs a side of raw meat.
It was an irresistible feast for ravenous culture warriors on both sides.Augusta’s Weird Culture War Ends With Membership for Rice, Moore|Michelle Cottle|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Franco, the perpetual and ravenous learner, would get straight A's from any of those teachers.
Today, as our ravenous offspring turns 2, Ms. Brown sits down and subjects herself to another grilling.
A voracious reader, and a ravenous consumer of all media, Brown has always been able to talk a good game.
They were wearied after their long skate around the island and as ravenous as wolves.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
It would be safer here, protecting my comrade, than flaunting in the eyes of the ravenous youth of Oxford.Sir Ludar|Talbot Baines Reed
Wonderful also was it to find that our appetites were ravenous.The Poison Belt|Arthur Conan Doyle
And now they draw nigh with increased audacity, their ravenous instincts but strengthened by the check.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
Turning its hideous jaws upward, the ravenous creature had literally swallowed hook, line and sinker.The Ocean Wireless Boys on the Pacific|Wilbur Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for ravenous
Word Origin for ravenous
Word Origin and History for ravenous
late 14c., "obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy," from Old French ravinos, of people, "rapacious, violent," of water, "swift-flowing," from raviner "to seize," from ravine "violent rush, robbery" (see ravine). Meaning "voracious, very hungry" is from early 15c. Related: Ravenously; ravenousness.