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Definition of "rapture" []

  • The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy. (noun)
  • An expression of ecstatic feeling. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven. (noun)
  • To enrapture. (verb-transitive)
  • The state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An expression of ecstatic joy (noun)
  • The act of transporting a person from one sphere of existence to another, esp from earth to heaven (noun)
  • To entrance; enrapture (verb)

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Use "rapture" in a sentence
  • "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."