Let there be wine, food, music, and ravishing summer landscapes from Alpine meadows to Riviera beaches.
And then there is Carole Lombard, ravishing, sexy, happy, and glorious in her gowns.
The party is in a ravishing house with a blue tiled pool and slim, tall, swaying palms.
c.1300, "to seize (someone) by violence, carry (a person, especially a woman) away," from Old French raviss-, present participle stem of ravir "to seize, take away hastily," from Vulgar Latin *rapire, from Latin rapere "to seize and carry off, carry away suddenly, hurry away" (see rapid). Meaning "to commit rape upon" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Ravished; ravishing.