Origin of ravine
Examples from the Web for ravine
Whose fault was it anyways that truck three got stuck in the ravine?A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian|Elliot Ackerman|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The remains of her body were found in a ravine almost a year later.Washington, D.C., Law Seeks to Limit Late-Night Jail Releases|Chris Opfer|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The bones told a different story: she was executed along with five or six men in a ravine near Vlasenica.
Hasan says he's heard the ravine was used as a garbage dump by the locals for years; few remains have survived.
The ravine inhibits the engines from tearing away, and within seconds smoke appears.
She laid Joy down in a corner of the ravine the furthest removed from the fire; she could not have carried her another inch.Gypsy's Cousin Joy|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
He climbed on to a little hillock just beside the ravine in which the railway ran.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
Before they reached them, however, they encountered the ravine through which the rivulet here ran.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
It was nearly the end of May now, and the trees in the ravine were thick with all their leaves.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
The night breeze seemed to whisper this, as they rustled in the ravine below; strange voices muttered it in his ears.A Country Sweetheart|Dora Russell
British Dictionary definitions for ravine
Word Origin for ravine
Word Origin and History for ravine
1760, "deep gorge," from French ravin "a gully" (1680s, from Old French raviner "to pillage, sweep down, cascade"), and from French ravine "violent rush of water, gully worn by a torrent," from Old French ravine "violent rush of water, waterfall; avalanche; robbery, rapine," both ultimately from Latin rapina "act of robbery, plundering" (see rapine); sense influenced by Latin rapidus "rapid." Middle English ravine meant "booty, plunder, robbery" from c.1350-1500. Cf. ravening.