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 ?
But he spoke to re-asure me, And he kissed my pallid brow, While a reverie came o're me, And to the church-yard bore me, And I sighed to him before me, Thinking him dead D'Elormie, "Oh, I am happy now
And when Dunyasha willingly promised to do it all for her, Natasha sat down on the floor, took her old ball dress, and fell into a reverie quite unrelated to what ought to have occupied her thoughts now.
And Grandfather allowed his fancy to shape out an image of Lieutenant- Governor Hutchinson, sitting in an evening reverie by his fireside, and meditating on the changes that had slowly passed around the chair.
But it so happened one night, that being upon deck, revolving over in my mind various plans of escape, I perceived one of the ship's company leaning over the bulwarks, apparently plunged in a profound reverie.
Presently I became conscious in my reverie of a little crumpled piece of paper on the floor.
His people were sometimes terrified to see him, for hours together, absorbed in silent reverie, mute and insensible; he no longer heard the timid step of the servant who came to the door of his chamber to watch the sleeping or waking of his master.
When the meal was ended Anne came out of her reverie and offered to wash the dishes.
Edward, who had till then looked any where, rather than at her, saw her hurry away, and perhaps saw-- or even heard, her emotion; for immediately afterwards he fell into a reverie, which no remarks, no inquiries, no affectionate address of Mrs.
Rousing myself from my reverie I turned the glass Northward for the last time in the old Millennium; and in the act, I exclaimed aloud, "The boy is a fool.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.
Since then she has told us that when half an hour or so had elapsed she fell into a reverie.
Athos alone from time to time raised his expansive brow; a flash kindled in his eyes, and a bitter smile passed over his lips, then, like his comrades, he sank again into reverie.