rape

1
[ reyp ]
/ reɪp /

noun

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

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

to commit rape.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM rape

rap·a·ble, rape·a·ble, adjectiverap·ist, rap·er, noun

Definition for rape (2 of 3)

rape2
[ reyp ]
/ reɪp /

noun

a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used for food for hogs, sheep, etc., and whose seeds yield rape oil.

Origin of rape

2
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin rāpum (neuter), rāpa (feminine) turnip; cognate with Greek rhápys

Definition for rape (3 of 3)

rape3
[ reyp ]
/ reɪp /

noun

the residue of grapes, after the juice has been extracted, used as a filter in making vinegar.

Origin of rape

3
1590–1600; < French râpe < Germanic; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape
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British Dictionary definitions for rape (1 of 3)

rape1
/ (reɪp) /

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)

Word Origin for rape

C14: from Latin rapere to seize

British Dictionary definitions for rape (2 of 3)

rape2
/ (reɪp) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for rape (3 of 3)

rape3
/ (reɪp) /

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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Medical definitions for rape

rape
[ rāp ]

n.

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

v.

To commit rape on.

Other words from rape

rapist n.
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