What does Rape mean?

Definitions for Rapereɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Rape.

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"


  1. Rape(n.)

    (Fig., Colloq.) An action causing results harmful to a person or thing; as, the rape of the land by mining companies.

  2. Rape(v. t.)

    (Fig., Colloq.) To perform an action causing results harmful or very unpleasant to a person or thing; as, women raped first by their assailants, and then by the Justice system. Corresponds to 2nd rape, n. 5.

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

  12. Origin: [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. "ra`pys, "ra`fys, G. rbe.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rape

    rāp, n. the act of seizing and carrying away by force: carnal knowledge of a woman without her consent.—adj. Rape′ful, given to violence or lust. [M. E. rapen, to haste, a variant of rappen, to seize, confused with L. rapĕre, to snatch.]

  2. Rape

    rāp, n. a division of the county of Sussex, greater than the hundred. [Ice. hreppr, district.]

  3. Rape

    rāp, n. a plant nearly allied to the turnip, cultivated for its herbage and oil-producing seeds: cole-seed.—ns. Rape′-cake, cake made of the refuse, after the oil has been expressed from the rape-seed; Rape′-oil, oil obtained from rape-seed; Rape′-seed, the seed of the rape, cole-seed. [Through Fr. from L. rapa, rapum, a turnip; cog. with Gr. rhapys.]

  4. Rape

    rāp, n. the stalk and skin of grapes.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. rape

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various colors and species, used for a variety of purposes.

    Rape is collected and transformed into rape seed oil, animal feeds and biodiesel.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rape in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bev Penfield:

    Respect women, rape is no joke.

  2. Hotman Paris Hutapea:

    The rape claims were all about money.

  3. Rodrigo Duterte:

    When you kill someone, rape, you should die.

  4. Victoria Valentino:

    Rape victims, sexual assault victims were victimized by the system.

  5. John Doe:

    I'm all for true victims of rape to receive all the assistance they need.

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Translations for Rape

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verkragting, verkragAfrikaans
  • اغتصب, غصب, اغتصابArabic
  • гвалтаваць, згвалтаванне, згвалтавацьBelarusian
  • изнасилване, изнасилвамBulgarian
  • ধর্ষণBengali
  • violacióCatalan, Valencian
  • znásilnit, znásilněníCzech
  • treisio, traisWelsh
  • voldtage, voldtægtDanish
  • schänden, Vergewaltigung, vergewaltigenGerman
  • ασελγώ, βιασμός, κακοποιώ, βιάζωGreek
  • seksatencoEsperanto
  • violación, violarSpanish
  • vägistamine, vägistama, vägistusEstonian
  • تجاوز جنسی, تجاوز کردن, تجاوز, تجاوز به عنفPersian
  • raiskaus, terttu, väkisinmakaaminen, raiskataFinnish
  • neyðtaka, neyðtøkaFaroese
  • violer, viol, piraterFrench
  • éigniúIrish
  • èigneachadh, èignichScottish Gaelic
  • אונסHebrew
  • बलात्कारHindi
  • erőszakos közösülés, megerőszakolHungarian
  • բռնաբարել, բռնաբարությունArmenian
  • stupro, violar, stuprar, violationInterlingua
  • memerkosa, pemerkosaanIndonesian
  • valda spjöllum á, spilla, nauðgun, nauðgaIcelandic
  • violare, stupro, stuprare, violento, violentareItalian
  • 手篭, 強姦, レイプ, 手込めにする, 暴行, 手篭にする, 犯す, 手込めJapanese
  • გაუპატიურებაGeorgian
  • 강간Korean
  • raptusLatin
  • išprievartavimasLithuanian
  • izvarošanaLatvian
  • pāhera, pāwheraMāori
  • силува, силувањеMacedonian
  • ബലാത്സംഗംMalayalam
  • बलात्कार करणेMarathi
  • rogolMalay
  • stupruMaltese
  • voldtekt, voldtaNorwegian
  • verkrachten, verkrachting, schendenDutch
  • valdtekt, valdtaNorwegian Nynorsk
  • gwałcić, zgwałcić, naruszyć, gwałtPolish
  • estupro, violentar, estuprarPortuguese
  • răpi, viol, viola, răpireRomanian
  • изнасиловать, изнасилование, насиловатьRussian
  • sȉlovānje, silovati, силовање, силоватиSerbo-Croatian
  • znásilnenie, znásilniťSlovak
  • posilstvo, posilitiSlovene
  • përdhunoj, përdhunimAlbanian
  • våldtäkt, våldtaSwedish
  • మానభంగం చేయు, మానభంగంTelugu
  • ข่มขืนThai
  • gahasa, reypTagalog
  • ırza tecavüz, tecavüz etmek, ırza geçme, zor kullanmakTurkish
  • згвалтування, зґвалтувати, згвалтувати, ґвалтувати, гвалтувати, зґвалтуванняUkrainian
  • cưỡng hiếp, cưỡng dâmVietnamese
  • 强奸Chinese

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