What does ecstasy mean?

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ˈɛk stə siec·sta·sy

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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

Wiktionary

  1. ecstasy(Noun)

    Intense pleasure.

    Etymology: From ἔκστασις, from ἐξίστημι, from ἐκ and ἵστημι.

  2. ecstasy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ἔκστασις, from ἐξίστημι, from ἐκ and ἵστημι.

  3. ecstasy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ἔκστασις, from ἐξίστημι, from ἐκ and ἵστημι.

  4. ecstasy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ἔκστασις, from ἐξίστημι, from ἐκ and ἵστημι.

  5. Ecstasy(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Ecstasy(noun)

    excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight

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

  3. Ecstasy(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  5. Ecstasy(verb)

    to fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm

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

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.

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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of ecstasy in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    My lovely blonde. My love and delight for you is too natural. I feel a silent obedience to you from endless love for you. So beautiful, well, just simply the highest art. You are insidiously seductive. You plunge me into oblivion, I forget about everyone and see only you. You are my hot attraction. And healing from depression. Your beauty is an endless delight for my eyes and imagination. Your hot posters and erotic videos are everywhere in my mind. I am literally imbued with pleasure from your beauty with anxious expectation of you. Your presence is simply pleasure. You are the real divine good of the universe. You are a continuous love-erotic, multi-orgasmic, pulsating ecstasy. Love euphoria of sincere feelings. The highest notes of soaring love, you are so beautiful, it's just an obscene delight. Love catharsis of sweet sweet aesthetics of your refined beauty. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Elbert Hubbard:

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

  3. Orson Welles:

    Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Love doesn't happen in a flash... love doesn't happen by chance. True love is an Eternal Ecstasy that makes our Heart and Soul dance!

  5. Kendall Jenner:

    I didn't know you got high, i got married on ecstasy the first time.

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