raven


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to raven: Common Raven

(as) black as a raven

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven.
See also: black, raven

(as) black as a raven's wing

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven's wing down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven's wing.
See also: black, wing

(as) black as a raven's feather

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven's feather down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven's feather.
See also: black, feather
References in periodicals archive ?
Underlining the universal recognition of the raven, Norse mythology tells us that the Norse God Odin, had two ravens which he used periodically to send out to explore the world.
If someone had told us when we were little that one day I'd be playing Raven on TV, we'd never have believed them.
It brings Raven-Symone back as Raven Baxter, and finds her and best friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) divorced with kids of their own.
The cash transaction had Raven paying approximately USD 14m on close with the potential for up to USD 2m in additional earn-out payments over the next three years.
RED RAVEN is equipped with a 4K RED DRAGON sensor, and is capable of recording REDCODE RAW (R3D) in 4K at up to 120 fps and in 2K at up to 240 fps.
The new site hosts a collection of valuable resources, including new architectural and engineering courses for the construction and environmental markets that Raven Engineered Films Division serves.
Raven prides itself on partnerships of the highest integrity with a solid commitment to our standards of excellence.
The multi-axis pan, tilt and zoom sensor payload enhances the capability of RQ-11B Raven UAS operated by the U.
The latest fruit of her visual storytelling efforts is the modern fairy tale, Raven Girl.
Twelve-year-old Todd Trebouchet has been killed in a car accident, and his young sister, Mackenzie, is angry, so angry that her raging and shouting is annoying the raven who watches over the church and graveyard where Todd is buried.
To the Haida, the indigenous people of British Columbia, ravens assume a place of prominence in many of their creation stories, such as "How Raven Stole the Sun," "Raven and the Man Who Sits on the Tides" and "Raven Finds the First Men.
The raven is the largest bird of the crow family: it is twice as heavy as a common crow at around 3lb, though my new feathered friend is far lighter than that at the moment.
Nested in the battalion and squadron ISR plans, the Raven proved essential in bridging the void of operational-level enablers left in the wake of the USF drawdown.
The raven was dramatically rescued in May after it was seen struggling to free itself from its nest, which was on a cliff face at Bull Bay on Anglesey.
For months, farmers across the United Kingdom have reported a dramatic upsurge in lethal raven attacks on their livestock.