noun rap·ture \ˈrap-chər\

: a state or feeling of great happiness, pleasure, or love

Full Definition of RAPTURE

:  an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion
a :  a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
b :  a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things
often capitalized :  the final assumption of Christians into heaven during the end-time according to Christian theology
rap·tur·ous \ˈrap-chə-rəs, ˈrap-shrəs\ adjective
rap·tur·ous·ly adverb
rap·tur·ous·ness noun

Examples of RAPTURE

  1. We listened with rapture as the orchestra played.
  2. He listened to the wind in the trees, his eyes closed in rapture.

Origin of RAPTURE

Latin raptus
First Known Use: 1594



Definition of RAPTURE

transitive verb
:  enrapture

Examples of RAPTURE

  1. <nature lovers will be raptured by the documentary's breathtaking cinematography>

First Known Use of RAPTURE



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