Definition of ravine
: 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
he urged his horse down into the ravine where there was a thin stream of water flowing
Recent Examples of ravine from the Web
The topography is riven with canyons, ravines and gullies, interrupted by striated buttes, hunkered beneath the cloudless sky like silent messengers from the past.
A second larger creek, coursing through a beautiful ravine a quarter mile distant from the homestead clearing, gave promise of a magnificent outdoor swimming pool.
The only sounds are those of blue jays in the trees and the telltale bark of California sea lions wafting up from steep ravines deep below.
A driver died after smashing into a freeway bridge guardrail and flipping into a ravine in Clairemont Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
Boardwalks and bridges span ravines filled with chattering streams and turquoise pools.
The park, which is crisscrossed with beautiful ravines and creeks, is home to hundreds of animal and plant species, including Ohio’s last remaining populations of native rhododendron.
Eight other men were found gunned down and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday in Marawi's Emi village, said police officer Jamail Mangadang.
Eight other men were found gunned down and thrown in a shallow ravine early Sunday in Marawi’s Emi village, said police officer Jamail Mangadang.
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Origin and Etymology of ravine
French, from Middle French, rapine, rush, from Latin rapina rapine
First Known Use: 1687See Words from the same year
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Definition of ravine for English Language Learners
: a small, deep, narrow valley
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Definition of ravine for Students
: a small narrow valley with steep sides that is larger than a gully and smaller than a canyon
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