What does ecstasy mean?

Definitions for ecstasy
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. Kendall Jenner:

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

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Drink the ecstasy of life and write about it.

  3. David Assael:

    Spring is about to spring. Persephone is coming back and the ice is groaning, about to break with the exquisite and deafening roar. It's a time for madness a time for our fangs to come down and our eyes to glaze over so that the beast in us can sing with unmitigated joy. Oh yes, ecstasy, I welcome thee

  4. Sana Dabbas:

    Inhale my exhale and slip into ecstasy.

  5. Jean Baudrillard:

    Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.

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