Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Greek ekstasis, from existanai 'to make mad'

ecstasy

noun
     
Related topics: Drug Culture
ec‧sta‧sy plural ecstasies
1 [uncountable and countable] a feeling of extreme happiness
in (an) ecstasy
She was in an ecstasy of love.
go into ecstasies (=become very happy and excited)
2MDD [uncountable] an illegal drug that gives a feeling of happiness and energy. Ecstasy is especially used by people who go out to dance at clubs and parties.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary