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Meaning of WOOLGATHERING

Pronunciation:  'wûl`gadhuring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an idle indulgence in fantasy
  2. [adj]  dreamy in mood or nature; "a woolgathering moment"
 

WOOLGATHERING is a 13 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: dreamy, inattentive, moony
 
 See Also: dream, dreaming

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wool"gath`er*ing\, a.
    Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination;
    roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful.
    
    
  2. \Wool"gath`er*ing\, n.
    Indulgence in idle imagination; a foolish or useless pursuit
    or design.
    
          His wits were a woolgathering, as they say. --Burton.
    
    
 

 

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