There are 4 definitions of rape in English:

rape1

Syllabification: rape
Pronunciation: /rāp
 
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noun

  • 1The crime, typically committed by a man, of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will: he denied two charges of attempted rape he had committed at least two rapes
    Synonyms
    sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual interference
    archaic ravishment, defilement
  • 1.1 archaic The abduction of a woman, especially for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her: the Rape of the Sabine Women

verb

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  • 1(Especially of a man) force (another person) to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will: the woman was raped at knifepoint
    Synonyms
    sexually assault, sexually abuse, violate, force oneself on
    literary ravish
    archaic defile

Derivatives

raper

noun

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting violent seizure of property, later carrying off a woman by force): from Anglo-Norman French rap (noun), raper (verb), from Latin rapere 'seize'.

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There are 4 definitions of rape in English:

rape2

Syllabification: rape
Pronunciation: /
 
rāp/

noun

  • A plant of the cabbage family with bright yellow, heavily scented flowers, especially a variety ( oilseed rape) grown for its oil-rich seed and as stockfeed. Also called cole, colza.
    • Genus Brassica, family Brassicaceae, in particular B. napus subsp. oleifera
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    • They were back in the country, surrounded by fields of bright yellow oilseed rape.
    • Now the main income is generated by a simplified system of wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sugar beet.
    • Problems facing farmers include the extra costs involved in drying wheat, barley and oilseed rape.

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting the turnip plant): from Latin rapum, rapa 'turnip'.

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rape3

Syllabification: rape
Pronunciation: /
 
rāp/

noun

(often rapes)
  • The stalks and skins of grapes left after winemaking, used in making vinegar.

Origin

early 17th century (as rape wine): from French râpe, medieval Latin raspa 'bunch of grapes'.

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rape4

Syllabification: rape
Pronunciation: /
 
rāp/

noun

historical
  • (In the UK) any of the six ancient divisions of Sussex.
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    • Their equivalents in the Danelaw were wapen-takes, in Kent lathes, in Yorkshire ridings, and in Sussex rapes.
    • These and the rapes of the south were a cluster of lands granted around a central castle, which the holder was expected to build and maintain.
    • First, the county was, uniquely, divided into six rapes - strips centred on Chichester, Arundel, Bramber, Lewes, Pevensey, and Hastings.

Origin

Old English, variant of rope, with reference to the fencing-off of land.

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