rapture

  • 1Rapture — 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… …

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  • 2rapture — [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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  • 3rapture — (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… …

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  • 4Rapture — 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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  • 5rapture — index passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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

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  • 7rapture — [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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  • 8rapture — 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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  • 9Rapture — For other meanings, see Rapture (disambiguation) …

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  • 10Rapture 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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  • 11Rapture — 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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  • 12Rapture — 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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  • 13Rapture — Chartplatzierungen Erklärung der Daten Singles[1] Rapture   DE …

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  • 14rapture — 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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  • 15rapture — [[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 …

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  • 16rapture — 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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