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
1.1 archaic The abduction of a woman, especially for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her: the Rape of the Sabine Women
2The wanton destruction or spoiling of a place or area: the rape of the Russian countryside
Synonyms
destruction, violation, ravaging, pillaging, plundering, desecration, defilement, sacking, sack

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; date-rape, gang-rape
literary ravish
archaic defile
2Spoil or destroy (a place): the timber industry is raping the land
Synonyms
ravage, violate, desecrate, defile, plunder, pillage, despoil; lay waste, ransack, sack

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'.

Derivatives

raper

noun

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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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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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