rapture [-'s] n

see rapt, verbal adj.

  1. Ecstasy; bliss; elation; extreme thrill; utter joy; pure satisfaction; overpowering happiness; overwhelming pleasure.
  2. High velocity; violent rapidity.
  3. [Fig.] expression of intimacy; consummation of love.
  4. [Fig.] heaven; salvation; exaltation.
  5. [Fig.] time; hour; moment; state of existence; period of life.
  6. [Fig.] sun; sky; horizon; Nature.
  7. [Fig.] winged insect; firefly or butterfly.