Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.

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  1. One of the six former administrative divisions of Sussex, England.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. The taking of something by force; seizure, plunder.
  2. The act of forcing sexual intercourse upon another person without their consent or against their will; originally conceived as a crime committed by a man against a woman, but now often extended (under various legal systems) to include other kinds of forced sexual activity by persons of either sex.
  3. The abduction of a woman, especially for sexual purposes.
  4. That which is snatched away.
  5. Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. rapeseed, Brassica napus

Noun (etymology 5)

  1. The stalks and husks of grapes from which the must has been expressed in winemaking.
  2. A filter containing the stalks and husks of grapes, used for clarifying wine, vinegar, etc.
  3. Fruit plucked in a bunch.
    a rape of grapes


  1. To make haste; to hasten or hurry.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To seize by force. (Now often with overtones of later senses.)
  2. To carry (someone, especially a woman) off against their will, especially for sex; to abduct.
  3. To force sexual intercourse or other sexual activity upon (someone) without their consent.
    That woman was arrested after she raped him.
  4. To plunder, to destroy or despoil.
  5. To overpower, destroy (someone); to trounce.
    ''My experienced opponent will rape me at chess.


  1. Quickly; hastily.

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