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rape - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'rape' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Rape [ n.]
- Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster.
- The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which the must has been expressed in wine making.
- A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
- The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent seizure; robbery.
- Sexual connection with a woman without her consent. See Age of consent, under Consent, n.
- That which is snatched away.
- Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.
- One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
- A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for the food of cage birds.
2 . Rape [ v. i.]
- To rob; to pillage.
3 . Rape [ v. t.]
- To commit rape upon; to ravish.

Meaning of 'rape' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . rape [ v]
Meaning (1):
- destroy and strip of its possession
Example in sentence:
  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country
Meaning (2):
- force (someone) to have sex against their will
Example in sentence:
  • The woman was raped on her way home at night