Definition of raven :
1. A large black passerine bird ( Corvus corax), similar to the crow, but larger. It is native of the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America, and is noted for its sagacity.
2. Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.
3. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
4. Rapine; rapacity.
5. To devour with great eagerness.
6. To obtain or seize by violence.
7. To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
bird (part of speech: noun)
goose, road runner, snipe, crested jay, stork, penguin, yellowbird, pelican, bluebill, crane, barn owl, condor, turkey, lark, sandpiper, blackbird, partridge, egret, swallow, crow, ibis, duck, bird, mallard, heron, nuthatch, tern, parakeet, grouse, swift, robin, owl, vulture, loon, hummingbird, parrot, wren, thrush, bittern, peregrine, mourning dove, harrier, dove, horned owl, kingfisher, canary, sea gull, woodpecker, gull, peacock, mockingbird, osprey, tit, cormorant, eagle, cuckoo, weaver, ostrich, grosbeak, cockatoo, jackdaw, cardinal, dodo, chickadee, goldfinch, sheldrake, oriole, pigeon, coot, teal, quetzal, falcon, hawk, grackle, nightingale, redwing, booby, waxwing, squab, rook, Canada goose, blue jay, myna, starling, bluebird, ringtail, lovebird, swan, plover, curlew, bald eagle, macaw, emu, cassowary, puffin, turtledove, flamingo, magpie, pheasant, sparrow, finch, jay, buzzard, bullfinch, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, redbird
- Possibly the lookout man had been more attentive to the proceedings on the deck of the Raven than to his duty, for the sail must have been in sight some little time before he reported it. - "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat", Oliver Optic.
- As she sat there weeping, a raven came up to her and asked: " Why are you weeping?" - "Eskimo Folktales", Unknown.
- The raven crew threatened trampling. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.