Rape

Definition of Rape

Pronunciation: rāp
n.1.Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster.
2.The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which the must has been expressed in wine making.
3.A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
Rape wine
a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of pressed grapes.
1.The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent seizure; robbery.
And ruined orphans of thy rapes complain.
- Sandys.
2.(Law) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent. See Age of consent, under Consent, n.
3.That which is snatched away.
Where now are all my hopes? O, never more
Shall they revive! nor death her rapes restore.
- Sandys.
4.Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.
5.An action causing results harmful to a person or thing; as, the rape of the land by mining companies.
v. t.1.To commit rape upon; to ravish.
2.To perform an action causing results harmful or very unpleasant to a person or thing; as, women raped first by their assailants, and then by the Justice system. Corresponds to 2nd rape, n. 5.
To rape and ren
See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
v. i.1.To rob; to pillage.
n.1.One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
1.(Bot.) 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.
Broom rape
(Bot.) See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.
Rape cake
the refuse remaining after the oil has been expressed from the rape seed.
Rape root
Same as Rape.
Summer rape
(Bot.) See Colza.

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