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Meaning of RAPTURE

Pronunciation:  'rapchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  2. [n]  a state of elated bliss

RAPTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ecstasy, exaltation, raptus, transport
 See Also: bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, emotional state, seventh heaven, spirit, walking on air



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
             That 'gainst a rock, or flat, her keel did dash With
             headlong rapture.                     --Chapman.
    2. The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from
       one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing
       passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.
             Music, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the
             hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion,
             and advances praise into rapture.     --Addison.
             You grow correct that once with rapture writ.
    3. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium. [Obs.] --Shak.
    Syn: Bliss; ecstasy; transport; delight; exultation.
  2. \Rap"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raptured} (-t[-u]rd;
    135); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapturing}.]
    To transport with excitement; to enrapture. [Poetic]