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Ravishing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAV'ISHING, ppr.
1. Snatching or taking by violence; compelling to submit to carnal intercourse; delighting to ecstasy.
2. a. Delighting to rapture; transporting.
RAV'ISHING, n.
1. A seizing and carrying away by violence.
2. Carnal knowledge by force against consent.
3. Ecstatic delight; transport.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: stunningly beautiful; "a ravishing blonde"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century unusually attractive, pleasing, or striking ravishingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. entrancing, delightful. Derivatives: ravishingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ravish Rav"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished; 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. --Dryden. 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; deflour; force.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ravishing Rav"ish*ing, a. Rapturous; transporting.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone or something as ravishing, you mean that they are very beautiful. (LITERARY) She looked ravishing. ADJ



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