'Ravish' definitions:

Definition of 'ravish'

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Force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
Hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight] [ant: disenchant, disillusion]

Definition of 'Ravish'

  • Ravish \Rav"ish\ (r[a^]v"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished (-[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See Rapacious, Rapid, and -ish.]
  • 1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force. [1913 Webster]
  • These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • This hand shall ravish thy pretended right. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy. "Ravished . . . for the joy." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate; deflower; force. [1913 Webster]