Definition of rav in English:

rav

noun

Judaism
  • 1A rabbi, especially one who holds a position of authority or who acts as a personal mentor.

    • ‘‘Mikneh Rav,’ he says, means that they had acquired a Rav with whom they were extremely attached.’
    • ‘Everyone should know that each individual situation must be considered carefully and a Rav must make the decision - not a Doctor.’
    spiritual teacher, teacher, tutor, sage, counsellor, mentor, guiding light, spiritual leader, leader, master
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    1. 1.1 (in orthodox Judaism) a title of respect and form of address preceding a personal name.
      • ‘Rav Schacter has apologized for his off the cuff statements that certainly do not represent his views.’

Origin

From Hebrew and Aramaic raḇ ‘master’.

Pronunciation

rav

/rɒv/