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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey;
- Example: "a predatory bird"
- Example: "the rapacious wolf"
- Example: "raptorial birds"
- Example: "ravening wolves"
- Example: "a vulturine taste for offal"
[syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous]

2. excessively greedy and grasping;
- Example: "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"
- Example: "ravening creditors"
- Example: "paying taxes to voracious governments"
[syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious]

3. devouring or craving food in great quantities;
- Example: "edacious vultures"
- Example: "a rapacious appetite"
- Example: "ravenous as wolves"
- Example: "voracious sharks"
[syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ravening \Rav"en*ing\, n. Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. --Luke xi. 39. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ravening \Rav"en*ing\, a. Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. -- Rav"en*ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Raven \Rav"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravened (r[a^]v"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravening.] [Written also ravin, and ravine.] [1913 Webster] 1. To obtain or seize by violence. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster] 2. To devour with great eagerness. [1913 Webster] Like rats that ravin down their proper bane. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ravening adj 1: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal" [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous] 2: excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments" [syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious] 3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]