AskDefine | Define reverie

Dictionary Definition

reverie

Noun

1 absent-minded dreaming while awake [syn: revery, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air, castle in Spain]
2 an abstracted state of absorption [syn: revery]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

First attested circa fourteenth century, “caper, frolic,” from reverie, “revelry,” from resver, “to dream, rave,” of uncertain origin. Modern sense of “daydreaming” is first attested 1657.

Pronunciation

Noun

reverie or revery
  1. A state of dreaming while awake
    “Defago looked up quickly, as from an interrupted reverie, a reverie, however, that had not prevented his seeing all that went on about him.”

Translations

a state of dreaming while awake

Romanian

Noun

  1. reverie, any form of dreaming (e.g. daydreaming, dreaming, and thinking)

Declension

ro-noun-f-ie reveri

See also

Extensive Definition

Reverie may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, amnesia, bad dream, bemusement, brown study, castle-building, catalepsy, cataplexy, catatonic stupor, close study, concentration, contemplation, contemplativeness, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, daze, deep thought, depth of thought, dream, dream state, dreaming, engrossment, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, fugue, fugue state, hypnotic trance, incubus, meditation, melancholy, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, nightmare, pensiveness, pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, profound thought, reflectiveness, sleepwalking, somnambulism, speculativeness, stargazing, study, stupor, thought, thoughtfulness, trance, vision, wistfulness, woolgathering
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1