reverie


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rev·er·ie

 (rĕv′ə-rē)
n.
1. A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
2. A daydream: "I felt caught up in a reverie of years long past" (William Styron).

[Middle English, revelry, from Old French, from rever, to dream.]

reverie

(ˈrɛvərɪ) or

revery

n, pl -eries
1. an act or state of absent-minded daydreaming: to fall into a reverie.
2. (Music, other) a piece of instrumental music suggestive of a daydream
3. archaic a fanciful or visionary notion; daydream
[C14: from Old French resverie wildness, from resver to behave wildly, of uncertain origin; see rave1]

rev•er•ie

(ˈrɛv ə ri)

n.
1. a state of meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.
2. a daydream.
3. a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea.
[1325–75; < Old French reverie, derivative of rever to speak wildly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reverie - absentminded dreaming while awakereverie - absentminded dreaming while awake  
dreaming, dream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
2.reverie - an abstracted state of absorption
abstractedness, abstraction - preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
dream - a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
brown study - a state of deep absorption or thoughtfulness

reverie

noun daydream, musing, preoccupation, trance, abstraction, daydreaming, inattention, absent-mindedness, brown study, woolgathering, castles in the air or Spain The voice brought him out of his reverie.

reverie

noun
1. The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
2. An illusory mental image:
Translations
أحْلام اليَقْظَهحُلْم لذيذ
sněnísnění s otevřenýma očima
dagdrøm
álmodozás
dagdraumar
svajingumassvajos mintys
fantāzijasapņainībasapnis
sny

reverie

[ˈrevərɪ] Nensueño m
to be lost in reverieestar absorto, estar ensimismado

reverie

[ˈrɛvəri] nrêverie f

reverie

n (liter)Träumereien pl; he drifted off into a reverieer verfiel ins Träumen

reverie

[ˈrɛvərɪ] nfantasticheria

reverie

(ˈrevəri) noun
1. a state of pleasant dreamy thought. He was lost in reverie.
2. (usually in plural) a day-dream. pleasant reveries.
References in classic literature ?
I thought you were going to tell your speech to that man," said Jo, rudely shortening her sister's little reverie.
He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.
From this reverie, he was, however, awakened by one of the young Indians who had furnished the arms, and who now touched his shoulder, saying in exceedingly broken English:
It is a likeness of a young man, in a silken dressing-gown of an old fashion, the soft richness of which is well adapted to the countenance of reverie, with its full, tender lips, and beautiful eyes, that seem to indicate not so much capacity of thought, as gentle and voluptuous emotion.
Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie.
He seemed in a deep reverie, and to be soliloquizing to himself by music.
Riley stood silent, apparently deep in a reverie, during a minute or more, then he looked up and said:
She sat down on her candle box and fell into a reverie.
The result of his reverie was, "No, Emma, I do not think the extent of my admiration for her will ever take me by surprize.
As she said this, she sunk into a reverie for a few moments;--but rousing herself again, "Now, Edward," said she, calling his attention to the prospect, "here is Barton valley.
Helen sighed as her reverie fled, and getting up, obeyed the monitor without reply as without delay.
I had not courage to walk straight into the apartment; but I desired to divert him from his reverie, and therefore fell foul of the kitchen fire, stirred it, and began to scrape the cinders.