KJV Dictionary Definition: raven
RAVEN, n. ra'ven. Heb. from its color. But this may be L. corvus, rapio.
A large fowl of a black color, of the genus Corvus.
RAVEN, v.t. 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. Ezek. 22.
2. To obtain by violence.
RAVEN, v.i. rav'n. To prey with rapacity.
Benjamin shall raven as a wolf. Gen 49.
RAVEN, n. rav'n.
1. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence. Nah. 2.
2. Rapine; rapacity.
RAV'ENED, pp. Devoured with voracity.
RAV'ENER, n. One that ravens or plunders.
RAV'ENING, ppr. Preying with rapacity; voraciously devouring; as a ravening wolf.
RAV'ENING, n. Eagerness for plunder. Luke 11.
1. Furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; devouring with rapacious eagerness; as a ravenous wolf, lion or vulture.
2. Eager for prey or gratification; as ravenous appetite or desire.
RAV'ENOUSLY, adv. With raging voracity.
RAV'ENOUSNESS, n. Extreme voracity; rage for prey; as the ravenousness of a lion.