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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 ?
A definite literary ambition grew up in me, and in the long reveries of the afternoon, when I was distributing my case, I fashioned a future of overpowering magnificence and undying celebrity.
Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries.
She caught herself in reveries on what might have been, if she had not been married and he had been free.
Her passion for ancient edifices was next in degree to her passion for Henry Tilney -- and castles and abbeys made usually the charm of those reveries which his image did not fill.
I was alone; none were near me to dissipate the gloom and relieve me from the sickening oppression of the most terrible reveries.
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.