What does ravish mean?

Definitions for ravishˈræv ɪʃ

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ravish

    rav′ish, v.t. to seize or carry away by violence: to rob: to have sexual intercourse with by force: to fill with ecstasy.—n. Rav′isher.—p.adj. Rav′ishing, delighting to rapture: transporting: ecstatic.—adv. Rav′ishingly, in a ravishing manner: with rapture.—n. Rav′ishment, act of ravishing: abduction: rape: ecstatic delight: rapture. [Fr. ravir—L. rapĕre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ravish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Taylor:

    Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.

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