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rape

play
noun \ˈrāp\

Definition of rape

  1. :  an Old World herb (Brassica napus) of the mustard family grown as a forage crop and for its seeds which yield rapeseed oil and are a bird food — compare canola



Origin of rape

Middle English, from Latin rapa, rapum turnip, rape; akin to Old High German rāba turnip, rape, Lithuanian ropė


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with rape


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rape

verb

Definition of rape

rapedraping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a archaic :  to seize and take away by force b :  despoil

  3. 2 :  to commit rape on

raper noun
rapist play \ˈrā-pist\ noun


Examples of rape in a sentence

  1. He is accused of raping the girl.

  2. She was raped by a fellow student.



Origin of rape

Middle English, from Latin rapere


First Known Use: 14th century


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rape

noun

Definition of rape

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of robbing or despoiling or carrying away a person by force

  2. 2 :  unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent — compare sexual assault, statutory rape

  3. 3 :  an outrageous violation



14th Century

First Known Use of rape

14th century


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rape

noun

Definition of rape

  1. :  grape pomace



Origin of rape

French râpe grape stalk


First Known Use: 1657



RAPE Defined for Kids

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rape

play
noun \ˈrāp\

Definition of rape for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the mustard that is grown for animals to graze on, for its seeds which are fed to birds, and as a source of oil




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rape

play
verb

Definition of rape for Students

rapedraping

  1. :  to have sexual intercourse with by force




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rape

play
noun

Definition of rape for Students

  1. :  the crime of forcing someone to have sexual intercourse




Law Dictionary

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rape

transitive verb

Legal Definition of rape

rapedraping

  1. :  to commit rape on

raper noun
rapist noun


Origin of rape

Latin rapere to seize and take away by force


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rape

noun

Legal Definition of rape

  1. :  unlawful sexual activity and usu. sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usu. of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent because of mental illness, mental deficiency, intoxication, unconsciousness, or deception — see also statutory rape



Additional Notes on rape

The common-law crime of rape involved a man having carnal knowledge of a woman not his wife through force and against her will, and required at least slight penetration of the penis into the vagina. While some states maintain essentially this definition of rape, most have broadened its scope esp. in terms of the sex of the persons and the nature of the acts involved. Marital status is usu. irrelevant. Moreover, the crime is codified under various names, including first degree sexual assault sexual battery unlawful sexual intercourse, and first degree sexual abuse.



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