'Rapture' definitions:

Definition of 'rapture'

From: WordNet
A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens [syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus]
A state of elated bliss [syn: ecstasy, rapture]

Definition of 'Rapture'

  • 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 rapture. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Music, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
  • You grow correct that once with rapture writ. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Bliss; ecstasy; transport; delight; exultation. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Rapture'

  • 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]