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Meaning of RAPE

Pronunciation:  reyp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
  2. [n]  the act of despoiling a country in warfare
  3. [n]  Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
  4. [v]  destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
  5. [v]  assault sexually; force to have sex

RAPE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: assault, Brassica napus, colza, despoil, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, plunder, rapine, ravish, ravishment, spoil, violate, violate, violation
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, Brassica, carnal abuse, date rape, destroy, gang-rape, genus Brassica, mustard, pillage, pillaging, plundering, rapeseed, ruin, set on, sexual abuse, sexual assault, statutory rape



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rape\ (r[=a]p), n. [F. r[^a]pe a grape stalk.]
    1. Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster. --Ray.
    2. The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which
       the must has been expressed in wine making.
    3. A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying
       and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
    {Rape wine}, a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of
       pressed grapes.
  2. \Rape\, n. [Akin to rap to snatch, but confused with L.
    rapere. See {Rap} to snatch.]
    1. The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent
       seizure; robbery.
       And ruined orphans of thy rapes complain.   --Sandys.
    2. (Law) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent.
       See {Age of consent}, under {Consent}, n.
    3. That which is snatched away. [Obs.]
             Where now are all my hopes? O, never more. Shall
             they revive! nor death her rapes restore. --Sandys.
    4. Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry. [Obs.]
  3. \Rape\, v. t.
    To commit rape upon; to ravish.
    {To rape and ren}. See under {Rap}, v. t., to snatch.
  4. \Rape\, v. i.
    To rob; to pillage. [Obs.] --Heywood.
  5. \Rape\, n. [Icel. hreppr village, district; cf. Icel.
    hreppa to catch, obtain, AS. hrepian, hreppan, to touch.]
    One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England,
    intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
  6. \Rape\, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ?, ?, G. r["u]be.]
    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.
    Note: These plants, with the edible turnip, have been
          variously named, but are all now believed to be derived
          from the {Brassica campestris} of Europe, which by some
          is not considered distinct from the wild stock ({B.
          oleracea}) of the cabbage. See {Cole}.
    {Broom rape}. (Bot.) See {Broom rape}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Rape cake}, the refuse remaining after the oil has been
       expressed from the seed.
    {Rape root}. Same as {Rape}.
    {Summer rape}. (Bot.) See {Colza}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been raped, suggests a sadistic expression of sexual desire. You may be expressing an unconscious desire to be violated, conquered, or forced into forbidden territory. Some women have a desire to be sexually overpowered, but not hurt. It also indicates vengeful feelings toward the opposite sex. Alternatively, it suggests that you are feeling violated in some way. Something or someone is jeopardizing your self-esteem and emotional well-being. You feel that someone or something is being forced upon you. Dreams of rape are also common for those who were actually raped in their waking life. Seeing a rape being committed in your dream indicates sexual dysfunction or uncertainty.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Rape is the nonconsensual penetration of vagina, anus, or mouth by penis, hand, or a foreign object.