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. Franz Kafka:

    You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

  2. 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.

  3. Jean Cocteau:

    If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.

  4. Elbert Hubbard:

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

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Infinitely beautiful girl You are infinitely beautiful. Over the years you have become more beautiful in my eyes. I fall in love more and more with your mind and soul. Being in your heart is like living in a royal palace where we are king and queen, love in me is immeasurably gigantic, huge amount. Sweeter and sexier than you can not be anything, in one word, dessert, delicacy. No model is more beautiful than you, in any time, even the Goddess and beautiful aliens are unable to surpass you in beauty. You are brilliantly beautiful and perfect, as well as outside and inside it is the apogee of the highest degree of beauty. This is the highest point of erotic aesthetics, infinitely beautiful. With you I am on a higher, divine dimension of love, bliss and happiness, this is just an indescribable feeling of higher and mega powerful ecstasy and orgasm at the same time to my admiration there is no limit. Your sweet voice and eyes, as if from love, hypnotize me with their beauty and subordinate themselves to their will. The mouth opens and the gift of speech from your beauty is lost, my sexual organ is maximally, extremely excited at the sight of you, you are inconceivably beautiful. I wish to become an eternal, inexhaustible source of love, care and tenderness. My love for you is eternal and infinite like the universe itself. Your appearance excites and falls in love before losing consciousness, excitement is more powerful than nowhere, You are a dream of all my eternity, I feel for you an insatiable passion and eternal thirst for aggressive insatiable eternal sex only with you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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