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rap·ture

 (răp′chər)
n.
1. The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy.
2. often raptures An expression of ecstatic feeling: raptures of joy.
3.
a. The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven, by supernatural means.
b. Rapture An event in the eschatology of certain Christian groups in which believers in Christ will be taken up to heaven either prior to or at the Second Coming.
tr.v. rap·tured, rap·tur·ing, rap·tures
To enrapture.

[Obsolete French, abduction, carrying off, from rapt, carried away, from Old French rat, from Latin raptus; see rapt.]

rapture

(ˈræptʃə)
n
1. the state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy
2. (often plural) an expression of ecstatic joy
3. the act of transporting a person from one sphere of existence to another, esp from earth to heaven
vb
(tr) archaic or literary to entrance; enrapture
[C17: from Medieval Latin raptūra, from Latin raptus rapt1]

rap•ture

(ˈræp tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. ecstatic joy or delight.
2. Often, raptures. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight.
3. the feeling, esp. in religious ecstasy, of being transported to another place or sphere of existence.
v.t.
4. to enrapture.
[1590–1600; rapt + -ure; compare Medieval Latin raptūra poaching]
syn: See ecstasy.

rapture


Past participle: raptured
Gerund: rapturing

Imperative
rapture
rapture
Present
I rapture
you rapture
he/she/it raptures
we rapture
you rapture
they rapture
Preterite
I raptured
you raptured
he/she/it raptured
we raptured
you raptured
they raptured
Present Continuous
I am rapturing
you are rapturing
he/she/it is rapturing
we are rapturing
you are rapturing
they are rapturing
Present Perfect
I have raptured
you have raptured
he/she/it has raptured
we have raptured
you have raptured
they have raptured
Past Continuous
I was rapturing
you were rapturing
he/she/it was rapturing
we were rapturing
you were rapturing
they were rapturing
Past Perfect
I had raptured
you had raptured
he/she/it had raptured
we had raptured
you had raptured
they had raptured
Future
I will rapture
you will rapture
he/she/it will rapture
we will rapture
you will rapture
they will rapture
Future Perfect
I will have raptured
you will have raptured
he/she/it will have raptured
we will have raptured
you will have raptured
they will have raptured
Future Continuous
I will be rapturing
you will be rapturing
he/she/it will be rapturing
we will be rapturing
you will be rapturing
they will be rapturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rapturing
you have been rapturing
he/she/it has been rapturing
we have been rapturing
you have been rapturing
they have been rapturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rapturing
you will have been rapturing
he/she/it will have been rapturing
we will have been rapturing
you will have been rapturing
they will have been rapturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rapturing
you had been rapturing
he/she/it had been rapturing
we had been rapturing
you had been rapturing
they had been rapturing
Conditional
I would rapture
you would rapture
he/she/it would rapture
we would rapture
you would rapture
they would rapture
Past Conditional
I would have raptured
you would have raptured
he/she/it would have raptured
we would have raptured
you would have raptured
they would have raptured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapture - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotionrapture - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
2.rapture - a state of elated bliss
bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air - a state of extreme happiness

rapture

noun ecstasy, delight, enthusiasm, joy, transport, spell, happiness, bliss, euphoria, felicity, rhapsody, exaltation, cloud nine (informal), seventh heaven, delectation, beatitude, ravishment His speech was received with rapture by his supporters.
go into or be in raptures wax lyrical, rave, enthuse, gush, go mad, go crazy, go wild, rhapsodize He goes into raptures over the brilliantly coloured paintwork.

rapture

noun
A state of elated bliss:
Informal: cloud nine.
Translations
طَرَب، نَشْوَه
uchvácení
henrykkelse
elragadtatás
hrifning
aizraušanāssajūsma
vytrženie
coşkukendinden geçme

rapture

[ˈræptʃəʳ] Néxtasis m inv
to be in rapturesestar extasiado, extasiarse
to go into raptures over sthextasiarse por algo

rapture

[ˈræptʃər] nextase f, ravissement m
to be in raptures over sth → s'extasier devant qch
to go into raptures over sth → s'extasier sur qch
to send sb into raptures → plonger qn dans l'extase

rapture

n (= delight)Entzücken nt; (= ecstasy)Verzückung f; to be in rapturesentzückt sein (→ over über +acc, → about von); she was in raptures when she heard he was returningsie war außer sich vor Freude, als sie hörte, dass er zurückkommt; to go into raptures (about somebody/something)(über jdn/etw) ins Schwärmen geraten; to send somebody into rapturesjdn in Entzücken versetzen

rapture

[ˈræptʃəʳ] n (liter) → estasi f inv
to be in raptures over sth/sb → essere estasiato/a di fronte a qc/qn
to go into raptures over sth/sb → andare in estasi per qc/qn

rapture

(ˈrӕptʃə) noun
great delight.
ˈrapturous adjective
showing great delight. They gave him a rapturous welcome.
ˈrapturously adverb
in raptures
greatly delighted. She was in raptures about her beautiful new car.
References in classic literature ?
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark, Protested, with tears in its eyes, That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark Could atone for that dismal surprise!
how it tells Of the rapture that impels To the swinging and the ringing Of the bells, bells, bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!
But these objections had all, with that happy ardour of youth which Marianne and her mother equally shared, been overcome or overlooked; and Elinor, in spite of every occasional doubt of Willoughby's constancy, could not witness the rapture of delightful expectation which filled the whole soul and beamed in the eyes of Marianne, without feeling how blank was her own prospect, how cheerless her own state of mind in the comparison, and how gladly she would engage in the solicitude of Marianne's situation to have the same animating object in view, the same possibility of hope.
He knew she was there by the rapture and the terror that seized on his heart.
No one, indeed, could have imagined the rapture it was to do it, or what a load rolled from my shoulders when I dropped the law from them.
The Rapture is about to catastrophically strike an unsuspecting world of both unbelievers and believers.
Many of us are wondering whether the second coming of Jesus Christ is the same as the rapture of the Church.
The end of the world, End Times or what believers termed as the Rapture will happen in seven years, between this very day until 2021 or prior to the Second Coming that is happening between 2018 and 2028, Dr F.
I have come to find speculation regarding the end times and the Rapture to be nothing but harmful ("Do Catholics believe in the Rapture?
The focus is discussion and apologetics regarding the Rapture of the Church.
Ms Corns said: "This area of the city is really up-and-coming and the new retail space has hugely increased our passing trade - and that will enable me to further enhance the Rapture Hair and Beauty brand.
Ms Corns said: "This area of the city is really up-and-coming and the new retail space has hugely increased our passing trade that will enable me to further enhance the Rapture Hair and Beauty brand.