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rape1

[reyp] /reɪp/
noun
1.
the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
4.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation:
the rape of the countryside.
5.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object), raped, raping.
6.
to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.
to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.
verb (used without object), raped, raping.
9.
to commit rape.
Origin
1250-1300
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
Related forms
rapable, rapeable, adjective
rapist, raper, noun
unraped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rapists

rape1

/reɪp/
noun
1.
the offence of forcing a person, esp a woman, to submit to sexual intercourse against that person's will See also statutory rape
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
verb (mainly transitive)
5.
to commit rape upon (a person)
6.
(also intransitive) to plunder or despoil (a place) in war
7.
(archaic) to carry off by force; abduct
Word Origin
C14: from Latin rapere to seize

rape2

/reɪp/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C14: from Latin rāpum turnip

rape3

/reɪp/
noun
1.
(often pl) the skins and stalks of grapes left after wine-making: used in making vinegar
Word Origin
C17: from French râpe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German raspōn to scrape together
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Word Origin and History for rapists
rape
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.
rape
"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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rapists in Medicine

rape (rāp)
n.
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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