Rapture

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rap"ture
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  1. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.(Obs)"That 'gainst a rock, or flat, her keel did dash With headlong rapture." [Chapman.]
  2. The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy."Music, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture." [Addison.]"You grow correct that once with rapture writ." [Pope.]
  3. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.(Obs)
    synonyms: Bliss; ecstasy; transport; delight; exultation.

Etymology: L. rapere raptum, to carry off by force. See Rapid

verb Rap"ture
To transport with excitement; to enrapture.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion ("listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture")
  2. A state of elated bliss
Wiktionary

From Middle French rapture, from Latin raptūra, future active participle of rapiō (“snatch, carry off”)

  1. Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement.
  2. In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
  3. (obsolete) The act of kidnapping or abducting, especially the forceful carrying off of a woman.
  4. (obsolete) Rape; ravishment; sexual violation.
  5. (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.
  6. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.

rapture was also found in the following language(s): Latin

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Past life for Rapture born Jul 30, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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