Rapture Rap"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raptured} (-t[-u]rd; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapturing}.] To transport with excitement; to enrapture. [Poetic] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rapture — Rap ture (r[a^]p t[ u]r; 135), n. [L. rapere, raptum, to carry off by force. See {Rapid}.] 1. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That gainst a rock, or flat, her keel did dash With headlong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rapture — [rap′chər] n. [ML raptura: see RAPT & URE] 1. the state of being carried away with joy, love, etc.; ecstasy 2. an expression of great joy, pleasure, etc. 3. a carrying away or being carried away in body or spirit: now rare except in theological… …   English World dictionary

  • rapture — (n.) c.1600, act of carrying off, from M.Fr. rapture, from M.L. raptura seizure, rape, kidnapping, from L. raptus a carrying off (see RAPT (Cf. rapt)). Originally of women and cognate with RAPE (Cf. rape) (v.). Sense of spiritual ecstasy first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rapture — index passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rapture — *ecstasy, transport Analogous words: bliss, beatitude, blessedness, felicity, *happiness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rapture — [n] extreme happiness and delight in something at oneness*, beatitude, bliss, buoyancy, cheer, cloud nine*, communion, contentment, cool*, delectation, ecstasy, elation, elysium, enchantment, enjoyment, enthusiasm, euphoria, exaltation,… …   New thesaurus

  • rapture — Ⅰ. rapture ► NOUN 1) intense pleasure or joy. 2) (raptures) the expression of intense pleasure or enthusiasm. DERIVATIVES rapturously adverb. Ⅱ. rapturous ► ADJECTIVE …   English terms dictionary

  • Rapture — For other meanings, see Rapture (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Rapture — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Rapture (значения). Rapture Жанр мелодичный дэт метал, дэт дум метал Годы с 1997 наст. время …   Википедия

  • Rapture — The Rapture The Rapture The Rapture est un groupe de rock américain basé à New York City. Le groupe joue un mélange de plusieurs influences post punk, dance punk, new wave, acid house, disco, electro, rock and roll, et bien plus encore …   Wikipédia en Français

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