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RAPTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rapture mean? 

RAPTURE (noun)
  The noun RAPTURE has 2 senses:

1. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
2. a state of elated bliss

  Familiarity information: RAPTURE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAPTURE (noun)


Sense 1rapture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ecstasy; exaltation; rapture; raptus; transport

Context example:

listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture

Hypernyms ("rapture" is a kind of...):

emotional state; spirit (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection))


Sense 2rapture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of elated bliss

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ecstasy; rapture

Hypernyms ("rapture" is a kind of...):

bliss; blissfulness; cloud nine; seventh heaven; walking on air (a state of extreme happiness)


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