Definitions for ecstasyˈɛk stə si

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ecstasy

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•sta•sy*ˈɛk stə si(n.)(pl.)-sies.

  1. rapturous delight.

  2. an overpowering emotion or exaltation; a state of sudden, intense feeling.

  3. the frenzy of poetic inspiration.

  4. mental transport or rapture from the contemplation of divine things.

  5. (often cap.)Slang.

    Category: Informal

    Ref: See MDMA

* Syn: ecstasy , rapture , transport , exaltation share a sense of being taken out of oneself or one's normal state and entering a state of heightened feeling. ecstasy suggests an emotion so overpowering as to produce a trancelike state: religious ecstasy; an ecstasy of grief. rapture most often refers to an elevated sensation of bliss or delight, either carnal or spiritual: the rapture of first love. transport suggests a strength of feeling that often results in expression of some kind: in a transport of delight. exaltation refers to a heady sense of personal well-being so powerful that one is lifted above normal emotional levels: wild exaltation at having finally broken the record.

Origin of ecstasy:

1350–1400; ME extasie < MF < ML extasis < Gk ékstasis displacement, trance

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for ecstasy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ecstasy

noun, pluralˈecstasies (a feeling of) very great joy or other overwhelming emotion.

Get even more translations for ecstasy »

Translation

Find a translation for the ecstasy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ecstasy definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ecstasy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 2 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ecstasy>.

Are we missing a good definition for ecstasy?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ecstasy: