Definitions for ravishment

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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

rav′ish•ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entrancement, ravishment(noun)

    a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

  2. rape, violation, assault, ravishment(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. ravishment(Noun)

    ecstasy

  2. ravishment(Noun)

    seizure by force

  3. ravishment(Noun)

    rape

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ravishment(noun)

    the act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband

  2. Ravishment(noun)

    the state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy

  3. Ravishment(noun)

    the act of ravishing a woman; rape

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