1 [reyp]
the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
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 force to have sexual intercourse.
to plunder (a place); despoil.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.
verb (used without object), raped, raping.
to commit rape.

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English rapen < Anglo-French raper < Latin rapere to seize, carry off by force, plunder; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French ra(a)p(e), derivative of raper

rapable, rapeable, adjective
rapist, raper, noun
unraped, adjective
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rape1 (reɪp)
1.  See also statutory rape the offence of forcing a person, esp a woman, to submit to sexual intercourse against that person's will
2.  the act of despoiling a country in warfare; rapine
3.  any violation or abuse: the rape of justice
4.  archaic abduction: the rape of the Sabine women
5.  to commit rape upon (a person)
6.  (also intr) to plunder or despoil (a place) in war
7.  archaic to carry off by force; abduct
[C14: from Latin rapere to seize]

rape2 (reɪp)
colza, Also called: cole 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)
[C14: from Latin rāpum turnip]

rape3 (reɪp)
(often plural) the skins and stalks of grapes left after wine-making: used in making vinegar
[C17: from French râpe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape together]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "seize prey, take by force," from Anglo-Fr. raper, O.Fr. raper "to seize, abduct," a legal term, from L. rapere "seize, carry off by force, abduct" (see rapid). L. rapere was used for "sexual violation," but only very rarely; the usual L. word being stuprum, lit.
"disgrace." Sense of "sexual violation or ravishing of a woman" first recorded in Eng. as a noun, 1481 (the noun sense of "taking anything -- including a woman -- away by force" is from c.1400). The verb in this sense is from 1577. Rapist is from 1883.

"kind of plant" (Brassica napus), c.1390, from O.Fr. rape, from L. rapa, rapum "turnip," from PIE *rap- (cf. Gk. hrapys "rape," O.C.S. repa, Lith. rope, M.Du. roeve, O.H.G. ruoba, Ger. Rübe "rape, turnip"). Usually grown for sheep, an oil is made from it.
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rape (rāp)
The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse. v. raped, rap·ing, rapes
To commit rape on.

rap'ist n.
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