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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rap·ture /ˈræpʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap·ture n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap·ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raptured p. pr. & vb. n. Rapturing.] To transport with excitement; to enrapture. [Poetic]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]