Reverie meaning

rĕvə-rē
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Reverie is a state where you are lost in thoughts and daydreams.

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.

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A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
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A daydream.
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Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming.
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A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream.
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(archaic) A caper, a frolic; merriment. [From 14thC.]
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A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. [From 1657.]
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Origin of reverie

  • Middle English revelry from Old French from rever to dream

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary