Definitions for ravish
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rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrageverb
force (someone) to have sex against their will
"The woman was raped on her way home at night"
enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delightverb
To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ravir, Fr.
They ravished the women and maids. Lam. v. 11.
They cut thy sister’s tongue, and ravish’d her. William Shakespeare.
These hairs, which thou dost ravish from my chin,
Will quicken and accuse thee. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Their vow is made
To ransack Troy, within whose strong immures
The ravish’d Helen sleeps. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.
I owe myself the care,
My fame and injur’d honour to repair;
From thy own tent, proud man, in thy despite,
This hand shall ravish thy pretended right. Dryden.
Thou hast ravished my heart. Cant. iv. ix.
Be thou ravished always with her love. Prov. v. 19.
to seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force
to transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy
to have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of ravish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ravish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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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