1. [ verb ] (criminal law,sexuality) force (someone) to have sex against their will
Synonyms: violate dishonor dishonour outrage assault ravish

"The woman was raped on her way home at night"

Related terms: assail gang-rape raper outrage violator
2. [ noun ] the act of despoiling a country in warfare
Synonyms: rapine
Related terms: plundering
3. [ verb ] destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms: violate plunder spoil despoil

"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Related terms: destroy plundering spoil spoil
4. [ noun ] (botany) Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
Synonyms: Brassica_napus colza
Related terms: mustard Brassica rapeseed
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16393
6. [ noun ] (law,criminal law,sexuality) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Synonyms: assault ravishment sexual_assault sexual_abuse violation
Related terms: crime sex_crime statutory_rape date_rape
Similar spelling:   rap