Rapt (?),

imp. & p. p. of Rap, to snatch away.

 

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Rapt, a.

1.

Snatched away; hurried away or along.

Waters rapt with whirling away. Spenser.

2.

Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured.

"The rapt musician."

Longfellow.

3. Wholly absorbed or engrossed, as in work or meditation. "Rapt in secret studies."

Shak.

 

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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.

2.

Rapidity.

[Obs.]

Sir T. Browne.

 

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Rapt, v. i.

1.

To transport or ravish.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

2.

To carry away by force.

[Obs.]

Daniel.

 

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