- unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.
- statutory rape.
- an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
- Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
- to commit the crime of rape on (a person).
- to plunder (a place); despoil: The logging operation raped a wide tract of forest without regard for the environmental impact of their harvesting practices.
- to seize, take, or carry off by force.
- to commit rape.
Origin of rape1
Examples from the Web for raping
Then Eminem decided he wanted in on some of the mean-spirited misogyny, actually rapping about raping Iggy.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year
December 24, 2014
I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
In his new song Vegas, the walking therapy session formerly known as Marshall Mathers raps about raping Iggy Azalea.Eminem’s Rape Fantasy with Iggy Azalea: The Tired, Juvenile Misogyny Needs to Stop
November 20, 2014
Then they had a meeting where they said, ‘Guys, we can’t say “raping and pillaging” anymore.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape
November 20, 2014
He was convicted of raping four women and killing one of them, who was pregnant, while her young children were in the apartment.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
- 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
- to commit rape upon (a person)
- (also intr) to plunder or despoil (a place) in war
- archaic to carry off by force; abduct
- 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
- (often plural) the skins and stalks of grapes left after wine-making: used in making vinegar
Word Origin and History for raping
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.
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).
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.
- The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse.
- To commit rape on.