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rape

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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 and Etymology of rape

Middle English, “turnip, Brassica napus,” borrowed from Latin rāpa, rāpum “turnip”; akin to Germanic *rōbjōn- “turnip” (whence Middle Dutch & Middle Low German rove, Old High German ruoba, ruoppa), Lithuanian rópė, Greek rháphys, rhápys (all going back to an earlier *rāp(h)-), Church Slavic (eastern) rěpa, Polish rzepa (going back to *rēp-), Welsh erfin “turnips, rape,” Breton irvin (going back to *arb-īno-, perhaps metathesized from *rab-), all from a substratal pre-Indo-European word of uncertain form

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rape

verb

Definition of rape

raped

;

raping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a archaic :  to seize and take away by forceb :  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 and Etymology of rape

Middle English, from Latin rapere


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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 because of mental illness, mental deficiency, intoxication, unconciousness, or deception — compare sexual assault, statutory rape

  3. 3 :  an outrageous violation

First Known Use of rape

14th century


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rape

noun

Definition of rape

  1. :  grape pomace

Origin and Etymology of rape

French râpe grape stalk



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

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verb

Definition of rape for Students

raped

;

raping

  1. :  to have sexual intercourse with by force


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rape

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noun

Definition of rape for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

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rape

play
noun \ˈrāp\

Medical Definition of rape

  1. :  a European 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—see canola 1


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rape

transitive verb

Medical Definition of rape

raped

;

raping

  1. :  to commit rape on


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rape

noun

Medical Definition of rape

  1. :  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


Law Dictionary

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rape

transitive verb

Legal Definition of rape

raped

raping

  1. :  to commit rape on

raper

noun

rapist

noun

Origin and Etymology 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 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 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 especially in terms of the sex of the persons and the nature of the acts involved. Marital status is usually 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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