RAVEN, noun ra'ven. [Heb. from its color. But this may be Latin corvus, rapio.]
A large fowl of a black color, of the genus Corvus.
RAVEN, verb transitive rav'n.
1. To devour with great eagerness; to eat with voracity.
Our natures do pursue, like rats that raven down their proper bane, a thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die.
Like a roaring lion, ravening the prey. Ezekiel 22:25.
2. To obtain by violence.
RAVEN, verb intransitive rav'n. To prey with rapacity.
Benjamin shall raven as a wolf. Genesis 49:1.
RAVEN, noun rav'n.
1. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence. Nahum 2.
2. Rapine; rapacity.