(Rap*scal"lion) n. [See Rascallion.] A rascal; a good- for-nothing fellow. [Colloq.] Howitt.
(Rapt) imp. & p. p. of Rap, to snatch away.
1. Snatched away; hurried away or along.
Waters rapt with whirling away.Spenser.
2. Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured. "The rapt musician." Longfellow.
3. Wholly absorbed or engrossed, as in work or meditation. "Rapt in secret studies." Shak.
(Rapt), n. [From F. rapt abduction, rape, L. raptus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to transport; or
fr. E. rapt, a. See Rapt, a., and Rapid.]
1. An ecstasy; a trance. [Obs.] Bp. Morton.
2. Rapidity. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Rapt), v. t.
1. To transport or ravish. [Obs.] Drayton.
2. To carry away by force. [Obs.] Daniel.
(Rap"ter) n. A raptor. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Rap"tor) n. [L. raptor, from rapere to ravish. See Rapid.] A ravisher; a plunderer. [Obs.]
(||Rap*to"res) n. pl. [NL. See Raptor.] (Zoöl.) Same as Accipitres. Called also Raptatores.
(Rap*to"ri*al) a. (Zoöl.) (a) Rapacious; living upon prey; said especially of certain birds.
(b) Adapted for seizing prey; said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals. (c) Of
or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of Aves.
(Rap*to"ri*ous) a. [L. raptorius.] (Zoöl.) Raptorial.
(Rap"ture) n. [L. rapere, raptum, to carry off by force. See Rapid.]