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Webster 1913 Edition


Ravage

Rav′age

(răv′ā̍j; 48)
,
Noun.
[F., fr. (assumed) L.
rapagium
,
rapaticum
, fr.
rapere
to carry off by force, to ravish. See
Rapacious
,
Ravish
.]
Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste;
as, the
ravage
of a lion; the
ravages
of fire or tempest; the
ravages
of an army, or of time.
Would one think ’t were possible for love
To make such
ravage
in a noble soul?
Addison.
Syn. – Despoilment; devastation; desolation; pillage; plunder; spoil; waste; ruin.

Rav′age

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ravaged
(răv′ā̍jd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Ravaging
(răv′ā̍-jĭng)
.]
[F.
ravager
. See
Ravage
,
Noun.
]
To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.
Already Caesar
Has
ravaged
more than half the globe.
Addison.
His lands were daily
ravaged
, his cattle driven away.
Macaulay.
Syn. – To despoil; pillage; plunder; sack; spoil; devastate; desolate; destroy; waste; ruin.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ravage

RAV'AGE

,
Noun.
[L. rapio.]
1.
Spoil; ruin; waste; destruction by violence, wither by men, beasts or physical causes; as the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army.
Would one think 'twene possible for love to make such ravage in a noble soul.
2.
Waste; ruin; destruction by decay; as the ravages of time.

RAV'AGE

, v.t.
1.
To spoil; to plunder; to pillage; to sack.
Already Cesar has ravag'd more than half the globe!
2.
To lay waste by any violent force; as, a flood or inundation ravages the meadows.
The shatter'd forest and the ravag'd vale.
3.
to waste or destroy by eating; as fields ravaged by swarms of locusts.

Definition 2022


ravage

ravage

See also: ravagé

English

Verb

ravage (third-person singular simple present ravages, present participle ravaging, simple past and past participle ravaged)

  1. (transitive) To devastate or destroy something.
  2. (transitive) To pillage or sack something, to lay waste to something.
  3. (intransitive) To wreak destruction.

Related terms

Translations

Noun

ravage (plural ravages)

  1. Grievous damage or havoc.
    • Addison
      Would one think 'twere possible for love / To make such ravage in a noble soul?
  2. Depredation or devastation
    the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time

Translations

External links

  • ravage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • ravage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ra‧va‧ge

Etymology

From French ravage (ravage, havoc, spoil)

Noun

ravage f (plural ravages)

  1. havoc, damage

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Noun

ravage m (plural ravages)

  1. singular of ravages
  2. (archaic) The act of laying waste.

Verb

ravage

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ravager
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ravager
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ravager
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of ravager
  5. second-person singular imperative of ravager

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