Definitions for Rapereɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rapereɪp(n.; v.)raped, rap•ing.

  1. (n.)the unlawful act of forcing a female to have sexual intercourse, as by physical attack or threats.

  2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.

    Category: Law

  3. Category: Common Vocabulary, Law

    Ref: statutory rape.

  4. an act of plunder or despoliation:

    the rape of the countryside.

  5. Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.t.)to force to have sexual intercourse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. to plunder (a place); despoil.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to seize and carry off by force.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.i.)to commit rape.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of rape:

1250–1300; (v.) ME rapen < AF raper < L rapere to seize, carry off by force, plunder; (n.) ME < AF ra(a)p(e), der. of raper




  1. a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used as fodder, and whose seeds yield rape oil.

    Category: Plants

Origin of rape:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L rāpum (neut.), rāpa (fem.) turnip; c. Gk rhápys


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

Origin of rape:

1590–1600; < F râpe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rape, colza, Brassica napus(noun)

    Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

  2. rape, rapine(noun)

    the act of despoiling a country in warfare

  3. rape, violation, assault, ravishment(verb)

    the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

  4. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage(verb)

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

  5. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rape(noun)ɪp

    when sb is forced to have sex against their will

    He was accused of rape.; a vicious rape; He denied raping her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rape(noun)

    fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster

  2. Rape(noun)

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

  3. Rape(noun)

    a filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc

  4. Rape(noun)

    the act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent seizure; robbery

  5. Rape(noun)

    sexual connection with a woman without her consent. See Age of consent, under Consent, n

  6. Rape(noun)

    that which is snatched away

  7. Rape(noun)

    movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry

  8. Rape(verb)

    to commit rape upon; to ravish

  9. Rape(verb)

    to rob; to pillage

  10. Rape(noun)

    one of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire

  11. Rape(noun)

    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


  1. Rape

    Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term is most often defined in criminal law. Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2008 varied between 0.1 in Egypt per 100,000 people and 91.6 per 100,000 people in Lesotho with 4.9 per 100,000 people in Lithuania as the median. According to the American Medical Association, sexual violence, and rape in particular, is considered the most underreported violent crime. The rate of reporting, prosecution and convictions for rape varies considerably in different jurisdictions. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that 91% of U.S. rape victims are female and 9% are male, with 99% of the offenders being male. Rape by strangers is usually less common than rape by persons the victim knows, and several studies argue that male-male and female-female prison rape are quite common and may be the least reported forms of rape.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rape

    1. To screw someone or something, violently; in particular, to destroy a program or information irrecoverably. Often used in describing file-system damage. “So-and-so was running a program that did absolute disk I/O and ended up raping the master directory.” 2. To strip a piece of hardware for parts. 3. [CMU/Pitt] To mass-copy files from an anonymous ftp site. “Last night I raped Simtel's dskutl directory.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rape

    Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4754

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rape' in Nouns Frequency: #1850

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the crime of having sexual intercourse with a woman against her will.

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