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Definition of Reverie

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preoccupation, state of being lost in meditation; daydream, fantasy
Reverie Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Alt. of Revery
  
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reverie
\rev"er*ie\ (?), revery \rev"er*y\ (?), ] n.; pl. reveries (#). [f. réverie, fr. rêver to dream, rave, be light-headed. cf. rave.]
1. a loose or irregular train of thought occurring in musing or mediation; deep musing; daydream. "rapt in nameless reveries." when ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the french call revery, our language has scarce a name for it.
2. an extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision. [r.] there are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish minds].
reverie
n
1. absent-minded dreaming while awake [syn: revery, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air , castle in spain]


2. an abstracted state of absorption [syn: revery]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. absent-minded dreaming while awake
(synonym) revery, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air, castle in Spain
(hypernym) dream, dreaming
2. an abstracted state of absorption
(synonym) revery
(hypernym) abstractedness, abstraction
(hyponym) dream
Reverie Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Reverie may refer to:
  • A daydream or a dreamy state of mind
  • W. R. Bion's psychoanalytic use of "reverie"

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