rapture

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 6 rapture — *ecstasy, transport Analogous words: bliss, beatitude, blessedness, felicity, *happiness …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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,… …

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

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

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  • 10 Rapture TV — Infobox TV channel dummy parameter= name= Rapture TV logofile=rapture.png logoalt=Rapture TV Logo launch= 22nd November 1997 share= 0.5% weekly reach share as of= w/e 05/11/06 share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/weekreports.cfm?re… …

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

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 Rapture — Chartplatzierungen Erklärung der Daten Singles[1] Rapture   DE …

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  • 14 rapture — 1. noun a) Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement. My heart filled with rapture then, and it fills now as it has each of the countless times I have recalled those dear words, as it shall fill always until death has claimed me. I may never see… …

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  • 15 rapture — [[t]ræ̱ptʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Rapture is a feeling of extreme happiness or pleasure. [LITERARY] The film was shown to gasps of rapture at the Democratic Convention... His speech was received with rapture by his supporters... I stare in rapture at …

    English dictionary

  • 16 rapture — noun she gazed at him in rapture go into raptures Syn: ecstasy, bliss, exaltation, euphoria, elation, joy, enchantment, delight, happiness, pleasure •• rapture, bliss, ecstasy, euphoria, transport Happiness is one thing; bliss is another,… …

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  • 17 rapture — n. 1) complete, total, utter rapture 2) in rapture over * * * [ ræptʃə] total utter rapture complete in rapture over …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 rapture — [17] Rapture is one of a large family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin rapere ‘seize by force’. Its past participle was raptus (source of English rapt [14]), which formed the basis of the medieval Latin noun raptūra ‘seizure’,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 rapture — noun 1》 a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. 2》 (raptures) the expression of intense pleasure or enthusiasm. 3》 (the Rapture) N. Amer. (according to some millenarian teaching) the transporting of believers to heaven at the second coming of… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 rapture — [17] Rapture is one of a large family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin rapere ‘seize by force’. Its past participle was raptus (source of English rapt [14]), which formed the basis of the medieval Latin noun raptūra ‘seizure’,… …

    Word origins