Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of RAPINE

Pronunciation:  'rapin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of despoiling a country in warfare
 

RAPINE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rape
 
 See Also: pillage, pillaging, plundering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rap"ine\, n. [F. rapine; cf. Pr. & It. rapina; all fr.
    L. rapina, fr. rapere to seize and carry off by force. See
    {Rapid}, and cf. {Raven} rapine.]
    1. The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of
       things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.
    
             Men who were impelled to war quite as much by the
             desire of rapine as by the desire of glory.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Rap"ine\, v. t.
    To plunder. --Sir G. Buck.
    
    
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY