rape

1
[reyp]

noun

verb (used with object), raped, rap·ing.

verb (used without object), raped, rap·ing.

to commit rape.

Origin of rape

1
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English rapen < Anglo-French raper < Latin rapere to seize, carry off by force, plunder; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French ra(a)p(e), derivative of raper
Related formsrap·a·ble, rape·a·ble, adjectiverap·ist, rap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rapable

rape

1

noun

the offence of forcing a person, esp a woman, to submit to sexual intercourse against that person's willSee also statutory rape
the act of despoiling a country in warfare; rapine
any violation or abusethe rape of justice
archaic abductionthe rape of the Sabine women

verb (mainly tr)

to commit rape upon (a person)
(also intr) to plunder or despoil (a place) in war
archaic to carry off by force; abduct

Word Origin for rape

C14: from Latin rapere to seize

rape

2

noun

a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus, that has bright yellow flowers and is cultivated for its seeds, which yield a useful oil, and as a fodder plant: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)Also called: colza, cole

Word Origin for rape

C14: from Latin rāpum turnip

rape

3

noun

(often plural) the skins and stalks of grapes left after wine-making: used in making vinegar

Word Origin for rape

C17: from French râpe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape together
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Word Origin and History for rapable
adj.

1972, from rape (v.) + -able.

rape

v.

late 14c., "seize prey; abduct, take by force," from rape (n.) and from Anglo-French raper (Old French rapir) "to seize, abduct," a legal term, probably from past participle of Latin rapere "seize, carry off by force, abduct" (see rapid).

Latin rapere was used for "sexually violate," but only very rarely; the usual Latin word being stuprare "to defile, ravish, violate," related to stuprum (n.), literally "disgrace." Meaning "to abduct (a woman), ravish;" also "seduce (a man)" is from early 15c. in English. Related: Raped; raping. Uncertain connection to Low German and Dutch rapen in the same sense.

rape

n.2

kind of cruciferous plant (Brassica napus), late 14c., from Old French rape, from Latin rapa, rapum "turnip," from PIE *rap- (cf. Greek hrapys "rape," Old Church Slavonic repa, Lithuanian rope, Middle Dutch roeve, Old High German ruoba, German Rübe "rape, turnip"). Usually grown to feed sheep, an oil made from it is used in cooking (see canola).

rape

n.1

early 14c., "booty, prey;" mid-14c., "forceful seizure; plundering, robbery, extortion," from Anglo-French rap, rape, and directly from Latin rapere "seize" (see rape (v.)). Meaning "act of abducting a woman or sexually violating her or both" is from early 15c., but perhaps late 13c. in Anglo-Latin.

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rapable in Medicine

rape

[rāp]

n.

The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse.

v.

To commit rape on.
Related formsrapist n.
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