1. The act of forcing a woman to carnal connection; forcible violation of chastity.

2. Rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy; pleasing violence of the mind or senses.

All things joy with ravishment attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.

3. The act of carrying away; abduction; as the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband.