rapture [-'s] n
see rapt, verbal adj.
- Ecstasy; bliss; elation; extreme thrill; utter joy; pure satisfaction; overpowering happiness; overwhelming pleasure.
- High velocity; violent rapidity.
- [Fig.] expression of intimacy; consummation of love.
- [Fig.] heaven; salvation; exaltation.
- [Fig.] time; hour; moment; state of existence; period of life.
- [Fig.] sun; sky; horizon; Nature.
- [Fig.] winged insect; firefly or butterfly.