—n. 1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3. See statutory rape. 4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside. 5. Archaic.the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
—v.t. 1. to force to have sexual intercourse.
2. to plunder (a place); despoil.
3. to seize, take, or carry off by force.
—v.i. to commit rape.
Pronunciation: (rāp),[key] —n. a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used for food for hogs, sheep, etc., and whose seeds yield rape oil.
Pronunciation: (rāp),[key] —n. the residue of grapes, after the juice has been extracted, used as a filter in making vinegar.