An example of reverie is when you aren't paying attention to what is going on around you because you are daydreaming about going on vacation.
- dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
- a dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
Origin of reverieFrench rêverie from MFr, delirium from rever, roam: see rave
- A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
- A daydream: “I felt caught up in a reverie of years long past” ( William Styron )
Origin of reverieMiddle English revelry from Old French from rever to dream
From Old French reverie (“revelry"), from resver (“to dream, to rave"), of uncertain origin. Compare rave.Attested as “caper, frolic," from 14thC; as “daydreaming" from 1657.