What does ecstasy mean?

Definitions for ecstasyˈɛk stə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus(noun)

    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

    "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens

  2. ecstasy, rapture(noun)

    a state of elated bliss

  3. Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug(noun)

    street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine


  1. ecstasy(Noun)

    Intense pleasure.

  2. ecstasy(Noun)

    A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control.

  3. ecstasy(Noun)

    A trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.

  4. ecstasy(Noun)

    The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family.

  5. Ecstasy(ProperNoun)

    The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family.

  6. Origin: From ἔκστασις, from ἐξίστημι, from ἐκ and ἵστημι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecstasy(noun)

    the state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries

  2. Ecstasy(noun)

    excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight

  3. Ecstasy(noun)

    violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness

  4. Ecstasy(noun)

    a state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected

  5. Ecstasy(verb)

    to fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm

  6. Origin: [F. extase, L. ecstasis, fr. Gr. , fr. to put out of place, derange; = 'ek out + to set, stand. See Ex-, and Stand.]


  1. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy is the second mini album by the alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine, released in November 1987 on Lazy Records. Released in a limited edition of 3,000 copies, it was the band's final release for Lazy Records. Ecstasy followed the "bubblegum pop with buzzsaw guitars" formula of My Bloody Valentine's earlier releases for the label and diverged further from their earlier post-punk sound. Upon its release, Ecstasy received moderate critical acclaim. Melody Maker referred to the album as "a series of aloof, pastel washes of sound, suspended guitars, words from the back of beyond tying in to a large, shifting whole" and "larger than the sum of its parts." Ecstasy entered the UK Indie Chart in December 1987 and spent four weeks in total on the chart, peaking at number 12. The album was later reissued alongside My Bloody Valentine's EP Strawberry Wine on the compilation album Ecstasy and Wine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ecstasy

    ek′sta-si, n. a word applied to states of mind marked by temporary mental alienation and altered or diminished consciousness: excessive joy: enthusiasm, or any exalted feeling.—v.t. to fill with joy.—adjs. Ec′stasied, enraptured; Ecstat′ic, causing ecstasy: amounting to ecstasy: rapturous.—n. one given to ecstasy: something spoken in a state of ecstasy.—adv. Ecstat′ically. [Through O. Fr. and Low L. from Gr. ekstasisek, aside, histanai, to make to stand.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecstasy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecstasy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    The giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

  4. J. Krishnamurti:

    The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

  5. Jack London:

    There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.

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