Definitions for: Rape


[n] the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
[n] the act of despoiling a country in warfare
[n] Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
[v] destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
[v] assault sexually; force to have sex



Webster (1913) Definition: Rape (r[=a]p), n. [F. r[^a]pe a grape stalk.]
1. Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster. --Ray.

2. The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which
the must has been expressed in wine making.

3. A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying
and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.

Rape wine, a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of
pressed grapes.


Rape, n. [Akin to rap to snatch, but confused with L.
rapere. See Rap to snatch.]
1. The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent
seizure; robbery.



And ruined orphans of thy rapes complain. --Sandys.

2. (Law) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent.
See Age of consent, under Consent, n.



3. That which is snatched away. [Obs.]

Where now are all my hopes? O, never more. Shall
they revive! nor death her rapes restore. --Sandys.

4. Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry. [Obs.]


Rape, v. t.
To commit rape upon; to ravish.



To rape and ren. See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.


Rape, v. i.
To rob; to pillage. [Obs.] --Heywood.


Rape, n. [Icel. hreppr village, district; cf. Icel.
hreppa to catch, obtain, AS. hrepian, hreppan, to touch.]
One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England,
intermediate between a hundred and a shire.


Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ?, ?, G. r["u]be.]
(Bot.)
A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the
turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used
for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for
the food of cage birds.

Note: These plants, with the edible turnip, have been
variously named, but are all now believed to be derived
from the Brassica campestris of Europe, which by some
is not considered distinct from the wild stock ({B.
oleracea}) of the cabbage. See Cole.

Broom rape. (Bot.) See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.

Rape cake, the refuse remaining after the oil has been
expressed from the seed.

Rape root. Same as Rape.

Summer rape. (Bot.) See Colza.

Synonyms: assault, Brassica napus, colza, despoil, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, plunder, rapine, ravish, ravishment, spoil, violate, violate, violation

See Also: assail, assault, attack, Brassica, carnal abuse, date rape, destroy, gang-rape, genus Brassica, mustard, pillage, pillaging, plundering, rapeseed, ruin, set on, sexual abuse, sexual assault, statutory rape

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