from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy.
- n. An expression of ecstatic feeling. Often used in the plural.
- n. The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven.
- transitive v. To enrapture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement.
- n. In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
- n. The act of kidnapping or abducting, especially the forceful carrying off of a woman.
- n. Rape; ravishment; sexual violation.
- n. The act of carrying, conveying, transporting or sweeping along by force of movement; the force of such movement; the fact of being carried along by such movement.
- v. to experience great happiness or excitement
- v. to cause to experience great happiness or excitement
- v. to take part in the Rapture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.
- n. The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.
- n. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.
- transitive v. To transport with excitement; to enrapture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A violent taking and carrying away; seizure; forcible removal.
- n. Violent transporting movement; a rapid carrying or going along; moving energy.
- n. A state of mental transport or exaltation; ecstasy.
- n. Ecstatic elevation of thought or feeling; lofty or soaring enthusiasm; exalted or absorbing earnestness.
- n. A manifestation of mental transport; an ecstatic utterance or action; an expression of exalted or passionate feeling of any kind; a rhapsody.
- n. An ecstasy of passionate excitement; a paroxysm or fit from excessive emotion.
- n. Synonyms Transport, bliss, exaltation.
- To enrapture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of elated bliss
- n. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
D15AV0W3D: @rapture, what was the map called? rapture: Was probably the most creative map I've ever seen in a Halo game.
Critics of the rapture doctrine are quick to point out that the word rapture does not appear in the Bible.
The word rapture is the Latin version of a phrase the Bible uses to describe the catching away of all Christians, both dead and alive, on the earth at the appointed time.
LAHAYE: Well, first of all, the reason rapture doesn't occur is because rapture comes from a Latin word in the fourth century, Jerome when he translated it.
My clergy spouse and I found ourselves defining the word "rapture" at an interfaith table.
Read your bible, notice the rapture is a bunch of made-up bullshit with no mention of it in the scripture, grow up and renounce fundamentalism.
This idiot believes that the rapture is an immediate event and that he is the answer.
(The English word rapture comes from the Latin verb meaning caught up.)
Sometimes a hyped film can be two hours of that feeling where the audience has been preprogrammed to sit in "rapture" because they've been told so.
Over a period of three months, he spent long hours in rapture studying the paintings.