The grandparents listened with rapt attention to their granddaughter's violin performance.
- The attention you pay during a really great movie is an example of rapt attention.
- When you are carried away to heaven, this is an example of a time when you are rapt.
- Now Rare carried away in body or spirit (to heaven, etc.)
- carried away with joy, love, etc.; enraptured
- completely absorbed or engrossed (in meditation, study, etc.)
- resulting from or showing rapture: a rapt look
Origin of raptClassical Latin raptus, past participle of rapere, to snatch, seize: see rape
- Deeply moved or delighted; enraptured: listened to the speaker with rapt admiration.
- Deeply absorbed; engrossed: was rapt in thought all evening.
Origin of raptMiddle English carried away from Latin raptus past participle of rapere to seize ; see rep- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more rapt, superlative most rapt)
- (not comparable, archaic) Snatched, taken away; abducted.
- (not comparable) Lifted up into the air; transported into heaven.
- (comparable) Very interested, involved in something, absorbed, transfixed; fascinated or engrossed.
- The children watched in rapt attention as the magician produced object after object from his hat.
- (comparable) Enthusiatic; ecstatic, elated, happy.
- He was rapt with his exam results.
(third-person singular simple present rapts, present participle rapting, simple past and past participle rapted)