rapt «rapt», adjective, verb.
1. lost in delight: »

rapt with joy.

SYNONYM(S): enraptured, ecstatic.
2. so busy thinking of or enjoying one thing that one does not know what else is happening: »

Rapt in his work, he did not hear the footsteps coming closer.

SYNONYM(S): engrossed, spellbound, absorbed.
3. carried away in body or spirit from earth, life, or ordinary affairs: »

Rapt into future times, the bard begun (Alexander Pope).

SYNONYM(S): trasported.
4. showing a rapt condition; caused by a rapt condition: »

a rapt smile. The girls listened to the story with rapt attention.

a past tense and past participle of rap3.
[< Latin raptus, past participle of rapere seize]
rapt´ly, adverb.
rapt´ness, noun.

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  • rapt — Rapt. s. m. Enlevement d une femme, d une fille. Crime de rapt. il fut convaincu de rapt en la personne d une telle. on ne donne point d abolition pour le rapt & l incendie. c est un rapt qualifié. rapt fait par subornation. rapt de seduction.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Rapt — Rapt, n. [From F. rapt abduction, rape, L. raptus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to transport; or fr. E. rapt, a. See {Rapt}, a., and {Rapid}.] 1. An ecstasy; a trance. [Obs.] Bp. Morton. [1913 Webster] 2. Rapidity. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapt — Rapt, a. 1. Snatched away; hurried away or along. [1913 Webster] Waters rapt with whirling away. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured. The rapt musician. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. Wholly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • rapt — [rapt] adj. [L raptus, pp. of rapere, to snatch, seize: see RAPE1] 1. Now Rare carried away in body or spirit ( to heaven, etc.) 2. carried away with joy, love, etc.; enraptured 3. completely absorbed or engrossed (in meditation, study, etc.) 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • Rapt — Rapt, v. t. 1. To transport or ravish. [Obs.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry away by force. [Obs.] Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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