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Meaning of REVERIE

Pronunciation:  'revuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an abstracted state of absorption
  2. [n]  absent-minded dreaming while awake
 

REVERIE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: air castle, castle in Spain, castle in the air, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, revery
 
 See Also: abstractedness, abstraction, brown study, dream, dreaming

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rev"er*ie\, Revery \Rev"er*y\, n.; pl. {Reveries}. [F.
r['e]verie, fr. r[^e]ver 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.'' --Tennyson.

         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.                               --Locke.

2. An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision. [R.]

         There are infinite reveries and numberless
         extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish
         minds].                               --Addison.



 

 

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