Definition of ravenous
1 : rapacious ravenous wolves
2 : very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification a ravenous appetite
Examples of ravenous in a Sentence
By the time dinner was ready, we were ravenous.
we were ravenous after our canoe paddling, and the chili bubbling over the campfire smelled heavenly
Recent Examples of ravenous from the Web
Italian soccer club AS Roma and Paris Saint-Germain FC, two pro teams with ravenous fan bases that attend its games, face each other in an International Champions Cup match Wednesday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
After the ceremony at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Westwood, California, Monk navigated the newlyweds through the ravenous throngs of paparazzi waiting outside, breathing a sigh of relief once they were safely ensconced in their limo.
When thousands of ravenous customers all crash a website, even the smallest fraction of megabyte speed can make the difference.
And the endless series of near misses by the ravenous sharks certainly qualifies them as the most inept predators on the planet.
Ravenous lions and tigers fought to the death, according to the Herald.
The ravenous insects turned the Edwards Field grandstand, where generations of parents in north Orange County watched their kids play ball, into a bug smorgasbord.
Rabb was also one of the Pac 12’s most ravenous rebounders.
The ghost is Jordan's reputation as a man with a ravenous hunger for victory.
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RAVENOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ravenous for English Language Learners
: very hungry
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Definition of ravenous for Students
: very hungry
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