rapture


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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 ?
A key is thrown in, which unlocks the door, and in a spasm of rapture he tears off his chains and rushes away to find and rescue his lady love.
If Miss d'Arnault stopped practising for a moment and went toward the window, she saw this hideous little pickaninny, dressed in an old piece of sacking, standing in the open space between the hollyhock rows, his body rocking automatically, his blind face lifted to the sun and wearing an expression of idiotic rapture.
Her dead Edmond; her living Edmond, and she felt the beating of his heart against her and the agonizing rapture of his kisses striving to awake her.
The singers were dwelling on one of those low, dying chords, which the ear devours with such greedy rapture, as if conscious that it is about to lose them, when a cry, that seemed neither human nor earthly, rose in the outward air, penetrating not only the recesses of the cavern, but to the inmost hearts of all who heard it.
With his native susceptibility of happy influences, he inhales the slight, ethereal rapture into his soul, and expires!
With what a ghastly rapture, as it were, too mighty to be expressed only by the eye and features, and therefore bursting forth through the whole ugliness of his figure, and making itself even riotously manifest by the extravagant gestures with which he threw up his arms towards the ceiling, and stamped his foot upon the floor
And thus, through the serene tranquillities of the tropical sea, among waves whose hand-clappings were suspended by exceeding rapture, Moby Dick moved on, still withholding from sight the full terrors of his submerged trunk, entirely hiding the wrenched hideousness of his jaw.
Altogether it was a great day; and tired as they were, Jurgis and Ona sat up late, contented simply to hold each other and gaze in rapture about the room.
said Eva, in a sort of a rapture, throwing herself on her neck, and embracing her over and over again.
When an Erie baggagemaster saw it two years ago, he could hardly keep from checking it; and once when a customs inspector was brought into its presence, he gazed upon it in silent rapture for some moments, then slowly and unconsciously placed one hand behind him with the palm uppermost, and got out his chalk with the other.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
I wish I could de- scribe the rapture that flashed through my soul as I beheld it.