[rap-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ræpˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
preying upon other animals; predatory.
adapted for seizing prey, as the bill or claws of a bird.
belonging or pertaining to the Raptores, a former order in which the falconiform and strigiform birds were erroneously grouped together.
(of the feet of birds) adapted for seizing prey
(esp of birds) feeding on prey; predatory
of or relating to birds of prey
“predatory,” 1825, from raptor + -ial. Alternative raptatorial “predacious” (1840) is from Latin raptatus, past participle of raptare.
[rap-cherd] /ˈræp tʃərd/ adjective, Theology. 1. (especially of saints) experiencing religious ecstasy as a result of one’s faith. [rap-cher] /ˈræp tʃər/ noun 1. ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy. 2. Often, raptures. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight. 3. the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence. 4. the Rapture, […]
[rap-cher] /ˈræp tʃər/ noun 1. ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy. 2. Often, raptures. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight. 3. the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence. 4. the Rapture, Theology. the experience, anticipated by some fundamentalist Christians, of meeting Christ midway in the air upon his return […]
noun, Pathology. 1. . rapture of the deep rap·ture of the deep (rāp’chər) n. See nitrogen narcosis.
[rap-cher-uh s] /ˈræp tʃər əs/ adjective 1. full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight. 2. characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such : rapturous praise. /ˈræptʃərəs/ adjective 1. experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight adj. 1670s, from rapture + -ous. Related: Rapturously (1660s).