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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reverie \Rev"er*ie\, Revery \Rev"er*y\, noun; 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reverie

noun

1: absentminded dreaming while awake [syn: {reverie}, {revery}, {daydream}, {daydreaming}, {oneirism}, {air castle}, {castle in the air}, {castle in Spain}]

2: an abstracted state of absorption [syn: {reverie}, {revery}]


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