Rapture

Definition of Rapture

Rap´ture   Pronunciation: răp´tũr; 135
n.1.A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.
That 'gainst a rock, or flat, her keel did dash
With headlong rapture.
- Chapman.
2.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.
Music, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture.
- Addison.
You grow correct that once with rapture writ.
- Pope.
3.A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.
v. t.1.To transport with excitement; to enrapture.
[imp. & p. p. Raptured (-tũrd; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. Rapturing.]

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