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.
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
1972, from rape (v.) + -able.
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.
[ruh-pey-shuh s] /rəˈpeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed. 2. inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate: a rapacious disposition. 3. (of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious. /rəˈpeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. practising pillage or rapine 2. greedy or grasping 3. (of animals, esp birds) subsisting by catching living […]
/Polish raˈpatski/ noun 1. Adam (ˈadam). 1909–70, Polish politician: foreign minister (1956–68): proposed (1957) the denuclearization of Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and West Germany (the Rapacki Plan): rejected by the West because of Soviet predominance in conventional weapons
- Rapacki plan
/Polish raˈpatski/ noun 1. the denuclearization of Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and West Germany, proposed by Adam Rapacki (1909–70), the Polish foreign minister, in 1957
[rah-pahl-law] /rɑˈpɑl lɔ/ noun 1. a seaport in NW Italy, on the Gulf of Genoa: treaties 1920, 1922. /Italian raˈpallo/ noun 1. a port and resort in NW Italy, in Liguria on the Gulf of Rapallo (an inlet of the Ligurian Sea): scene of the signing of two treaties after World War I. Pop: 29 […]