Complete Definition of "rapture"

see|Rapture
English
Etymology
L. rapere, to take away or snatch out.

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Noun
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  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.")

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