Definition of ravine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rəˈviːn//
; NAmE NAmE//rəˈviːn//
Mountains and valleys
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a deep, very narrow valley with steep sides The track continued along the bottom of the ravine. See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, ‘violent rush (of water)’, from Latin rapina ‘pillage’, from rapere ‘seize’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ravine