Definition of Raveling

1. Noun. A bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric.

Exact synonyms: Ravelling
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre
Substance meronyms: Lint
Derivative terms: Ravel, Ravel



Definition of Raveling

1. n. The act of untwisting or of disentangling.

Definition of Raveling

1. Verb. (present participle of ravel) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raveling

1. a loose thread [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raveling

ravager
ravagers
ravages
ravaging
ravatite
rave
rave-up
raved
ravehook
ravel
ravel out
raveled
raveler
ravelers
ravelin
raveling (current term)
ravelings
ravelins
ravell'd
ravelled
raveller
ravellers
ravelling
ravellings
ravelly
ravelment
ravelments
ravels
raven
raven's duck

Literary usage of Raveling

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1. Railway Track and Track Work by Edward Ernest Russell Tratman (1908)
"From this are hung double-braided J-in. cotton ropes, well knotted to the screen and having the ends bound to prevent raveling. The ropes are 3 ft. ..."

2. A Treatise on Roads and Pavements by Ira Osborn Baker (1918)
"raveling. One of the chief evils to be contended with in the maintenance of a ... raveling may take place where the wind sweeps away the binding material ..."

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