Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
  • noun The crime of using force or threat of force to compel a person to submit to some other sexual penetration.
  • noun Other unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration, as with an unconscious person or person below the age of or incapable of consent.
  • noun An instance of any of these crimes.
  • noun The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction.
  • noun The act of pillaging or plundering.
  • noun Abusive or improper treatment; spoiling or abuse.
  • transitive verb To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
  • transitive verb To seize and carry off by force.
  • transitive verb To plunder or pillage.
  • transitive verb To treat improperly; abuse or spoil.
  • noun The refuse of grapes left after the extraction of the juice in winemaking.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course.
  • Quick; hasty.
  • Quickly; hastily.
  • To seize and carry off; snatch up; seize; steal.
  • To commit the crime of rape.
  • To carry off violently; hence, figuratively, to enrapture; ravish.
  • To commit rape upon; ravish
  • noun A division of the county of Sussex, in England, intermediate between a hundred and the shire. The county is divided into six rapes.
  • noun The act of snatching by force; a seizing and carrying away by force or violence, whether of persons or things; violent seizure and carrying away: as, the rape of Proserpine; the rape of the Sabine women; Pope's “Rape of the Lock.”
  • noun In law, the violation or carnal knowledge of a woman forcibly and against her will.
  • noun Something taken or seized and carried away; a captured person or thing.
  • To make haste; hasten; hurry: often used reflexively.
  • To scratch; abrade; scarify.
  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of rope.
  • noun A turnip.
  • noun The colza, cole-seed, or rape-seed, a cruciferous plant including the Brassica campestris and B. Napus of Linnæus, the latter form now considered to be a variety, together with the common turnip, of B. campestris, which occurs in a wild state as a weed throughout Europe and Asiatic Russia.
  • noun The stem or stalk of grapes.
  • noun plural The stalks and skins of grapes from which the must has been expressed.
  • noun Loose or refuse grapes used in wine-making.
  • noun A filter used in a vinegar-manufactory to separate the mucilaginous matter from the vinegar. It derives its name from being charged with rapes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster.
  • noun The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which the must has been expressed in wine making.
  • noun A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
  • noun a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of pressed grapes.
  • transitive verb To commit rape upon; to ravish.
  • transitive verb To perform an action causing results harmful or very unpleasant to a person or thing; Corresponds to 2nd rape, n. 5.
  • transitive verb See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
  • noun The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent seizure; robbery.
  • noun (Law) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent. See Age of consent, under Consent, n.
  • noun obsolete That which is snatched away.
  • noun obsolete Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.
  • noun An action causing results harmful to a person or thing; as, the rape of the land by mining companies.
  • noun One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (Bot.) See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.
  • noun the refuse remaining after the oil has been expressed from the rape seed.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French râpe, grape stalk, from Old French, from rasper, to scrape; see rasp.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably alternative form of rope (as originally used to mark out boundaries).

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From Middle English rapen, from Old Norse hrapa ("to fall, rush headlong, hurry, hasten"), from Proto-Germanic *hrapanan (“to fall down”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to move, swing, jump”). Cognate with Norwegian rapa ("to slip, fall"), Danish rappe ("to make haste"), German rappeln ("to hasten, hurry").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably from Latin rapere (verb), Anglo-Norman rap, rape (noun) (from Latin rapere). But compare Swedish rappa ("to snatch, seize, carry off"), Norwegian rapa ("to rip off"), Low German rapen ("to snatch, seize"), Dutch rapen ("to pick up, gather, collect"); the relationship with Germanic forms is not clear. Compare also rap ("seize, snatch").

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From Latin rapa, from rapum ("turnip").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English rape, from Old French rape ("grape stalk, rasper"), from raper, rasper ("to rasp, scratch"), from Old Frankish *raspōn (“to scratch”), related to Old High German raspōn ("to scrape"), Old English ġehrespan ("to strip, spoil").

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