ravenous

  • 1 Ravenous — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda RAVENOUS Título Ravenous Ficha técnica Dirección Antonia Bird Producción Adam Fields, David Heyman, Tim Van Relim Guión …

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  • 2 Ravenous — Rav en*ous (r[a^]v n*[u^]s), a. [From 2d {Raven}.] 1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture. [1913 Webster] 2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or… …

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  • 3 ravenous — [rav′ə nəs] adj. [ME ravynous < OFr ravinos < ravine: see RAVEN2] 1. greedily or wildly hungry; voracious or famished 2. very eager for gratification [ravenous for praise] 3. very rapacious ravenously adv. ravenousness n …

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  • 4 ravenous — index eager, gluttonous, predatory, rapacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 ravenous — (adj.) early 15c., obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy, from O.Fr. ravinos rapacious, violent, from raviner to seize, from ravine violent rush, robbery (see RAVINE (Cf. ravine)). Meaning voracious, very hungry is from early 15c. Related:… …

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  • 6 ravenous — ravening, rapacious, *voracious, gluttonous Analogous words: grasping, greedy, acquisitive, *covetous: *fierce, ferocious …

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  • 7 ravenous — [adj] very hungry; desirous avaricious, could eat a horse*, covetous, devouring, edacious, empty, famished, ferocious, gluttonous, grasping, greedy, insatiable, insatiate, omnivorous, predatory, rapacious, ravening, starved, starved to death*,… …

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  • 8 ravenous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely hungry. DERIVATIVES ravenously adverb. ORIGIN Old French ravineus, from raviner to ravage …

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  • 9 Ravenous — Infobox Film name = Ravenous caption = Theatrical release poster producer =Adam Fields David Heyman Tim Van Rellim writer = Ted Griffin starring = Guy Pearce Robert Carlyle Jeremy Davies Jeffrey Jones David Arquette Neal McDonough director =… …

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  • 10 Ravenous — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Ravenous – Friss oder stirb Originaltitel Ravenous …

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  • 11 ravenous — ravenously, adv. ravenousness, n. /rav euh neuhs/, adj. 1. extremely hungry; famished; voracious: feeling ravenous after a hard day s work. 2. extremely rapacious: a ravenous jungle beast. 3. intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.… …

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  • 12 ravenous — [[t]ræ̱vənəs[/t]] ADJ If you are ravenous, you are extremely hungry. Amy realized that she had eaten nothing since leaving Bruton Street, and she was ravenous. ...a pack of ravenous animals. Syn: starving Derived words: ravenously ADV She began… …

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  • 13 ravenous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. rapacious < ravenous wolves > 2. very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification < a ravenous appetite > Synonyms: see voracious • ravenously adverb • ravenousness noun …

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  • 14 Ravenous — Vorace Vorace (Ravenous) à l affiche sous titrée: You are who you eat (Tu es qui tu manges), est un film américain d Antonia Bird (1999) écrit par Ted Griffin. Interprété par Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette. Pendant la… …

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  • 15 ravenous — rav|e|nous [ˈrævənəs] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: ravineux, from Latin rapere; RAPE1] very hungry →↑starving ▪ I m absolutely ravenous. ▪ a ravenous appetite >ravenously adv ▪ I was ravenously hungry …

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  • 16 ravenous — [15] Ravenous was borrowed from Old French ravineux, a derivative of the verb raviner ‘seize by force’ (source of English raven, which nowadays appears mainly in its present participial form ravening). This came from Latin rapere ‘seize by force’ …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 ravenous — adjective 1) I m absolutely ravenous Syn: very hungry, starving, famished; rare esurient 2) her ravenous appetite Syn: voracious, insatiable; greedy, gluttonous; literary insatiate …

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  • 18 ravenous — rav•en•ous [[t]ˈræv ə nəs[/t]] adj. 1) extremely hungry; famished 2) predatory: a ravenous jungle beast[/ex] 3) cvb intensely eager: ravenous for affection[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < OF ravineus=ravin(er) to raven II+ eus ous… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 ravenous — [15] Ravenous was borrowed from Old French ravineux, a derivative of the verb raviner ‘seize by force’ (source of English raven, which nowadays appears mainly in its present participial form ravening). This came from Latin rapere ‘seize by force’ …

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  • 20 ravenous — adjective a) very hungry Supply and demand? One begins to be weary of such work. Leave all to egoism, to ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause: it is the Gospel of Despair! b) eager for prey or gratification Syn: starving …

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