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rapt

 (răpt)
adj.
1. Deeply moved or delighted; enraptured: listened to the speaker with rapt admiration.
2. Deeply absorbed; engrossed: was rapt in thought all evening.

[Middle English, carried away, from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere, to seize; see rep- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

rapt·ly adv.

rapt

(ræpt)
adj
1. totally absorbed; engrossed; spellbound, esp through or as if through emotion: rapt with wonder.
2. characterized by or proceeding from rapture: a rapt smile.
[C14: from Latin raptus carried away, from rapere to seize; see rape1]
ˈraptly adv

rapt

(ræpt)
adj
informal Austral and NZ very pleased; delighted. Also: wrapped

rapt

(ræpt)

adj.
1. deeply engrossed or absorbed: a rapt listener.
2. transported with emotion; enraptured.
3. indicative of or expressing rapture: a rapt smile.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin raptus seized, carried off, past participle of rapere; see rape1]
rapt′ly, adv.
rapt′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rapt - feeling great rapture or delight
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

rapt

rapt

adjective
Having one's thoughts fully occupied:
Translations
مُنْتَشٍ، في حالَة إعْجاب وانْبِهار
uchvácený
betaget
elmerült
heillaîur
kupinas pasigėrėjimosusižavėjęs
aizgrābts
uchvátený
büyülenmişkendinden geçmiş

rapt

[ræpt] ADJ they were sitting with rapt attentionestaban sentados prestando mucha atención
he drew rapt audiencescautivaba al público, dejaba al público embelesado
with a rapt expression on his facecon cara de embeleso
Claud was staring at me, raptClaud me miraba fijamente, absorto or embelesado

rapt

[ˈræpt] adj [attention] → sans faille
with rapt attention, in rapt attention → littéralement captivé(e)
Everybody was watching me with rapt attention → Tout le monde me regardait, littéralement captivé.
He listened in rapt attention → Il écoutait, littéralement captivé.
to be rapt in contemplation (= absorbed) → être perdu(e) dans sa contemplation

rapt

adj interestgespannt; attentionatemlos, höchste(r, s); persongebannt, gespannt, hingerissen; audiencehingerissen, gespannt, in Bann geschlagen; look, smileverzückt; rapt with concentrationatemlos vor Konzentration; rapt in contemplation/in thoughtin Betrachtungen/Gedanken versunken

rapt

[ræpt] adj (person, face, expression) → rapito/a; (silence, attention) → profondo/a
to be rapt in contemplation → essere in estatica contemplazione

rapt

(rӕpt) adjective
fascinated (usually in admiration). He listened to the speaker with rapt attention.
References in classic literature ?
The piece of glass broken out at the corner of the window just nipped off the bare heel of the boy standing motionless and looking with rapt eyes into the face of the Christ.
They could feel the hot breath of the Southern night; they could hear the long sweep of the pirogue through the glistening moonlit water, the beating of birds' wings, rising startled from among the reeds in the salt-water pools; they could see the faces of the lovers, pale, close together, rapt in oblivious forgetfulness, drifting into the unknown.
Of this scene, so chillingly in accordance with the past, Duncan stood for many minutes a rapt observer.
That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator's desk.
I watched this engagement as I watched the others--with rapt interest and strong excitement, and with a shrink and a shudder for every blow that laid open a cheek or a forehead; and a conscious paling of my face when I occasionally saw a wound of a yet more shocking nature inflicted.
Tom began -- hesitatingly at first, but as he warmed to his subject his words flowed more and more easily; in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice; every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale.
This spectacle of another's suffering and sacrifice rapt my thoughts from exclusive meditation on my own.
He leant his two elbows on his knees, and his chin on his hands and remained rapt in dumb meditation.
The luxurious tranquillity of the scene; the cool fragrance of flowers and perfumes in the atmosphere; the rapt attitude of Magdalen, absorbed over her reading; the monotonous regularity of movement in the maid's hand and arm, as she drew the comb smoothly through and through her mistress's hair -- all conveyed the same soothing impression of drowsy, delicious quiet.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
Each Stair mysteriously was meant, nor stood There alwaies, but drawn up to Heav'n somtimes Viewless, and underneath a bright Sea flow'd Of Jasper, or of liquid Pearle, whereon Who after came from Earth, sayling arriv'd, Wafted by Angels, or flew o're the Lake Rapt in a Chariot drawn by fiery Steeds.
Among these the ladies choose their gallants: but the vexation is, that they act with too much ease and security; for the husband is always so rapt in speculation, that the mistress and lover may proceed to the greatest familiarities before his face, if he be but provided with paper and implements, and without his flapper at his side.