Associations to the word «Rapture»
RAPTURE, noun. Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement.
RAPTURE, noun. In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
RAPTURE, noun. (obsolete) The act of kidnapping or abducting, especially the forceful carrying off of a woman.
RAPTURE, noun. (obsolete) Rape; ravishment; sexual violation.
RAPTURE, noun. (obsolete) The act of carrying, conveying, transporting or sweeping along by force of movement; the force of such movement; the fact of being carried along by such movement.
RAPTURE, noun. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.
RAPTURE, verb. (dated) (transitive) To cause to experience great happiness or excitement.
RAPTURE, verb. (dated) (intransitive) To experience great happiness or excitement.
RAPTURE, verb. (transitive) To take (someone) off the Earth and bring (them) to Heaven as part of the Rapture.
RAPTURE, verb. (rare) (intransitive) To take part in the Rapture; to leave Earth and go to Heaven as part of the Rapture.
RAPTURE, verb. (uncommon) To state (something, transitive) or talk (intransitive) rapturously.
RAPTURE, proper noun. (Christianity) a prophesied sudden removal of Christian believers from the Earth before the Tribulation or simultaneous with the second coming of Jesus Christ
RAPTURE, noun. A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens.
RAPTURE, noun. A state of elated bliss.
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