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.
These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin
Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak.
This hand shall ravish thy pretended right.
2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
"Ravished . . . for the joy." --Chaucer.
Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9.
3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and
against her consent; to rape. --Shak.
Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate;