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noun ra·vine \rə-ˈvēn\

Simple Definition of ravine

  • : a small, deep, narrow valley

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ravine

  1. :  a small narrow steep-sided valley that is larger than a gully and smaller than a canyon and that is usually worn by running water

Examples of ravine in a sentence

  1. <he urged his horse down into the ravine where there was a thin stream of water flowing>



Origin and Etymology of ravine

French, from Middle French, rapine, rush, from Latin rapina rapine


First Known Use: circa 1772


RAVINE Defined for Kids

ravine

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noun ra·vine \rə-ˈvēn\

Definition of ravine for Students

  1. :  a small narrow valley with steep sides that is larger than a gully and smaller than a canyon





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