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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
  • A dreamy state of mind.
  • reverie, an instrumental composition of a diffuse and dreamy character
    • "Rêverie", a solo piano piece by Claude Debussy
  • Reverie, Tennessee, an unincorporated community in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States
  • "Rêverie", a song by Ludovico Einaudi from his album Nightbook 
  • "Reverie" (Elton John song)
  • "Reverie", a song by Design the Skyline from their album Nevaeh
  • "Reverie", an experimental short film by photographer Vincent Laforet
  • "Reverie", an award-winning animated short film from Germany
  • W. R. Bion's psychoanalytic use of "reverie".
  • Reverie (Marion, Alabama), a Greek Revival mansion in Marion, Alabama
  • Reverie (Rafael Anton Irisarri album), a 2010 album
  • Reverie (Joe Henry album), a 2011 album

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