Definition of ravener in English:

ravener

noun

rare
  • 1A person who takes goods by force; a robber, a plunderer, a despoiler.

  • 2A ravenous person or animal; a voracious eater, a devourer; a glutton.

  • 3A person or thing that hungers after (or †for) something. archaic in later use.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). Either from ravin + -er, or from raven (although this is first attested later) + -er.

Pronunciation

ravener

/ˈrav(ə)nə//ˈrav(ə)nə/