1. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence. [Obs.]
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. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Bliss; ecstasy; transport; delight; exultation.
Rap·ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raptured p. pr. & vb. n. Rapturing.] To transport with excitement; to enrapture. [Poetic]
n 1: a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;
"listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles
Dickens [syn: ecstasy, transport, exaltation, raptus]
2: a state of elated bliss [syn: ecstasy]