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ravel

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verb rav·el \ˈra-vəl\

Definition of ravel

raveled

or

ravelled

;

raveling

or

ravelling

play \ˈrav-liŋ, ˈra-və-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to separate or undo the texture of :  unravelb :  to undo the intricacies of :  disentangle

  3. 2 :  entangle, confuse

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 obsolete :  to become entangled or confused

  6. 2 :  to become unwoven, untwisted, or unwound :  fray

  7. 3 :  break up, crumble

raveler

play \ˈrav-lər, ˈra-və-\ noun

ravelment

play \ˈra-vəl-mənt\ noun

Origin and Etymology of ravel

Dutch rafelen, from rafel loose thread


First Known Use: circa 1540


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ravel

noun rav·el

Definition of ravel

  1. :  an act or result of raveling: such asa :  something tangledb :  something raveled out; specifically :  a loose thread

1634

First Known Use of ravel

1634


Ravel

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biographical name Ra·vel \rə-ˈvel, ra-\

Definition of Ravel

  1. (Joseph) Mau*riceplay \mȯ-ˈrēs\ 1875–1937 French composer

Ravelian

play \rə-ˈve-lyən, ra-, -lē-ən\ adjective

RAVEL Defined for English Language Learners

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ravel

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verb rav·el \ˈra-vəl\

Definition of ravel for English Language Learners

  • : to become divided into separate threads


RAVEL Defined for Kids

ravel

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verb rav·el \ˈra-vəl\

Definition of ravel for Students

raveled

or

ravelled

;

raveling

or

ravelling

  1. :  unravel 1 We raveled the net for fishing.



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