Meaning of ravin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈravɪn/


mass noun archaic
  • Violent seizure of prey or property; plunder.

    • ‘And like as they spring all from one root, so tend they all to one end: idly to live by rape and ravin, devouring the fruit of other men's labours.’
    plundering, plunder, looting, pillaging, robbing, robbery, raiding, ravaging, sacking, sack, ransacking, devastation, laying waste, wreckage, destruction, damage


Middle English from Old French ravine, from Latin rapina ‘pillage’ (see rapine).