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.