rapture Definition

  • 1a feeling of intense pleasure or joy
  • 2the state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  • 3the taking up of a person into heaven

Using rapture: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rapture" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She felt a rapture of excitement when she saw the surprise party.

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    The music filled him with rapture and he closed his eyes to savor the moment.

  • Example

    The rapture of the crowd was palpable as the team scored the winning goal.

rapture Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for rapture

Phrases with rapture

  • in raptures

    to be extremely happy or excited about something


    The critics were in raptures over the new movie.

  • a state of euphoria experienced by divers at great depths due to the effects of nitrogen narcosis


    He experienced the rapture of the deep while diving in the ocean.

  • in Christian theology, the belief that believers will be taken up to heaven in the end times


    Many Christians believe in the Rapture as described in the Book of Revelation.

Origins of rapture

from Latin 'raptus', meaning 'seizure, kidnapping'


Summary: rapture in Brief

The term 'rapture' [ˈræptʃər] refers to intense pleasure or joy, often accompanied by overwhelming emotion. It can describe a state of mind or a physical experience, such as the 'rapture of the deep.' 'Rapture' also has a religious connotation, referring to the belief that believers will be taken up to heaven in the end times.

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