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1rape

noun \ˈrāp\

Definition of RAPE

:  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

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2rape

verb

: to force (someone) to have sex with you by using violence or the threat of violence

rapedrap·ing

Full Definition of RAPE

transitive verb
1
a archaic :  to seize and take away by force
b :  despoil
2
:  to commit rape on
rap·er noun
rap·ist \ˈrā-pist\ noun

Examples of RAPE

  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

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

3rape

noun

Definition of RAPE

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

First Known Use of RAPE

14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

4rape

noun

Definition of RAPE

:  grape pomace

Origin of RAPE

French râpe grape stalk
First Known Use: 1657
RAPIST Defined for Kids

1rape

noun \ˈrāp\

Definition of RAPE for Kids

:  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

2rape

verb
rapedrap·ing

Definition of RAPE for Kids

:  to have sexual intercourse with by force

3rape

noun

Definition of RAPE for Kids

:  the crime of forcing someone to have sexual intercourse

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