Definitions for ravishˈræv ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rav•ishˈræv ɪʃ(v.t.)

  1. to transport with strong emotion, esp. joy.

  2. to rape; violate.

  3. to seize and carry off by force.

  4. to rob; plunder.

Origin of ravish:

1250–1300; ME < MF raviss-, long s. of ravir to seize


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight(verb)

    hold spellbound


  1. ravish(Verb)

    To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.

  2. ravish(Verb)

    To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.

  3. ravish(Verb)

    To rape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ravish(verb)

    to seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force

  2. Ravish(verb)

    to transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy

  3. Ravish(verb)

    to have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape


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