unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation:
the rape of the countryside.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object), raped, raping.
to commit the crime of rape on (a person).
to plunder (a place); despoil:
The logging operation raped a wide tract of forest without regard for the environmental impact of their harvesting practices.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.
verb (used without object), raped, raping.
to commit rape.
a person who commits rape
the offence of forcing a person, esp a woman, to submit to sexual intercourse against that person’s will See also statutory rape
the act of despoiling a country in warfare; rapine
any violation or abuse: the rape of justice
(archaic) abduction: the rape of the Sabine women
verb (mainly transitive)
to commit rape upon (a person)
(also intransitive) to plunder or despoil (a place) in war
(archaic) to carry off by force; abduct
a Eurasian plant, Brassica napus, that has bright yellow flowers and is cultivated for its seeds, which yield a useful oil, and as a fodder plant: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) Also called colza, cole
(often pl) the skins and stalks of grapes left after wine-making: used in making vinegar
1883, agent noun from rape (v.).
late 14c., “seize prey; abduct, take by force,” from rape (n.) and from Anglo-French raper (Old French rapir) “to seize, abduct,” a legal term, probably from past participle of Latin rapere “seize, carry off by force, abduct” (see rapid).
Latin rapere was used for “sexually violate,” but only very rarely; the usual Latin word being stuprare “to defile, ravish, violate,” related to stuprum (n.), literally “disgrace.” Meaning “to abduct (a woman), ravish;” also “seduce (a man)” is from early 15c. in English. Related: Raped; raping. Uncertain connection to Low German and Dutch rapen in the same sense.
early 14c., “booty, prey;” mid-14c., “forceful seizure; plundering, robbery, extortion,” from Anglo-French rap, rape, and directly from Latin rapere “seize” (see rape (v.)). Meaning “act of abducting a woman or sexually violating her or both” is from early 15c., but perhaps late 13c. in Anglo-Latin.
kind of cruciferous plant (Brassica napus), late 14c., from Old French rape, from Latin rapa, rapum “turnip,” from PIE *rap- (cf. Greek hrapys “rape,” Old Church Slavonic repa, Lithuanian rope, Middle Dutch roeve, Old High German ruoba, German Rübe “rape, turnip”). Usually grown to feed sheep, an oil made from it is used in cooking (see canola).
The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse. v. raped, rap·ing, rapes
To commit rape on.
- Rap jumping
noun 1. the sport of descending high buildings, attached to ropes and a pulley
- Rapoport test
Rapoport test Rap·o·port test (rāp’ə-pôrt’) n. A test used to evaluate suspected renovascular hypertension.
[rap; German rahp] /ræp; German rɑp/ noun 1. George, 1757–1847, U.S. religious preacher, born in Germany: leader of the Harmonists.
[rap-uh-han-uh k] /ˌræp əˈhæn ək/ noun 1. a river flowing SE from N Virginia into the Chesapeake Bay: Civil War battle 1863. 185 miles (300 km) long.