Rapture meaning

răpchər
(Christianity) A prophesied sudden removal of Christian believers from the Earth before the Tribulation or simultaneous with the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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A carrying away or being carried away in body or spirit.
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(rare, intransitive) To take part in the Rapture; to leave Earth and go to Heaven as part of the Rapture.
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To take (someone) off the Earth and bring (them) to Heaven as part of the Rapture.
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Rapture is a feeling of being carried away by extreme happiness, love or pleasure.

An example of rapture is how a chocoholic feels when eating chocolate cake.

An example of rapture is how a flower lover feels when submerged in a flower garden.

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The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy.
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In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
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An expression of ecstatic feeling.

Raptures of joy.

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An expression of great joy, pleasure, etc.
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(now rare) To enrapture; fill with ecstasy.
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(dated) To cause to experience great happiness or excitement.
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(uncommon) To state (something, transitive) or talk (intransitive) rapturously.
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The state of being carried away with joy, love, etc.; ecstasy.
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(dated, intransitive) To experience great happiness or excitement.
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To enrapture.
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1888 James Russell Lowell, Agassiz 6.1.21.

With the rapture of great winds to blow / About earth's shaken coignes.

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the rapture
  • in some Christian theologies, the bodily ascent into heaven just before Armageddon of those who are saved (see save
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the rapture

Origin of rapture

  • Obsolete French abduction, carrying off from rapt carried away from Old French rat from Latin raptus rapt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin raptÅ«ra, future active participle of rapiō (“snatch, carry off")

    From Wiktionary