Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 01/03/16 Rapture

Rapture (noun, verb)
rapture [rap-cher]


noun
1. ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
2. Often, raptures. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight.
3. the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence.
4. the Rapture, Theology. the experience, anticipated by some fundamentalist Christians, of meeting Christ midway in the air upon his return to earth.
5. Archaic. the act of carrying off.

verb (used with object), raptured, rapturing.
6. to enrapture.

Can be confused
rupture.

Synonyms
1. bliss, beatitude; transport, exaltation. See ecstasy.

Antonyms
1. misery.

Origin: 1590-1600; rapt + -ure

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