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rape 1

a. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
b. The crime of using force or threat of force to compel a person to submit to some other sexual penetration.
c. Other unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration, as with an unconscious person or person below the age of or incapable of consent.
d. An instance of any of these crimes.
2. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction: the rape of Europa by Zeus.
3. The act of pillaging or plundering: the rape of the city by the invaders.
4. Abusive or improper treatment; spoiling or abuse: the rape of the land by polluters.
tr.v. raped, rap·ing, rapes
1. To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
2. To seize and carry off by force.
3. To plunder or pillage.
4. To treat improperly; abuse or spoil.

[Middle English, from rapen, to rape, from Old French raper, to abduct, from Latin rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

rap′er n.

rape 2

Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil. Also called colza, oilseed rape.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rāpa, pl. of rāpum, turnip.]

rape 3

The refuse of grapes left after the extraction of the juice in winemaking.

[French râpe, grape stalk, pomace, from Old French raspe, from rasper, to scrape (in reference to the scraping of grapes off the stalk in making wine); see rasp.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.raped - having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence; "the raped countryside"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
References in classic literature ?
It is true that he had slain Hauptmann Fritz Schneider, that Underlieutenant von Goss had died at his hands, and that he had otherwise wreaked vengeance upon the men of the German company who had murdered, pillaged, and raped at Tarzan's bungalow in the Waziri country.
The failure to establish rape court in every county was blamed on the lack of money, even though various studies since 2006, have revealed stories of women in the counties who said they have been raped by one or more times in their lives.
National charity Rape Crisis estimate that 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped every year, or 11 every hour - and that's just adults.
In the present study it have been seen that people of greater age tend to hold rape myths (If a girl is raped while she is drunk, she is at least somewhat responsible for letting things get out of hand, If a girl doesn't say "no" she can't claim rape etc.
Multan police submitted a report, informing the bench that the primary suspect - who raped the girl as punishment for another incident of rape allegedly committed by her brother, was also nabbed.
Duterte said when he saw that the missionary had been raped, he thought she was so beautiful he as mayor should have been first.
A two-year-old was abducted by two men on Friday and raped before being dumped in a park near her home, and a five-year-old was lured to a neighbour's house and raped by three men.
In England and Wales 85,000 women are raped every year.
I am sure more women were raped in Scotland in the last 12 months than shot their ex-boyfriends.
Sweden, April 25 -- A seven year old girl was raped by the Burmese army 'Tatmadaw' solder was no news for the tyrannical Burmese army.
Here is a list of the brute's vile crimes: DECEMBER 25, 1987: A woman, 29, raped in Forest Hill, South London.
And make no mistake, their laws are awful, but while his frustration is fair, the experience of women who are raped in America is not that much better.