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Meaning of RAVISH

Pronunciation:  'ravish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  hold spellbound
  2. [v]  assault sexually; force to have sex
 

RAVISH is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: delight, dishonor, dishonour, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, outrage, rape, transport, violate
 
 Antonyms: disenchant, disillusion
 
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, gang-rape, please, set on

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rav"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravished}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Ravishing}.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to
snatch or tear away, to ravish. See {Rapacious}, {Rapid}, and
{-ish}.]
1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.

         These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will
         quicken, and accuse thee.             --Shak.

         This hand shall ravish thy pretended right.
                                               --Dryden.

2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
   ``Ravished . . . for the joy.'' --Chaucer.

         Thou hast ravished my heart.          --Cant. iv. 9.

3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and
   against her consent; to rape. --Shak.

Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate;
     deflour; force.



 

 

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