rev·er·ie /ˈrɛvəri, ˈrɛvri/
Rev·er·ie Rev·er·y n.; pl. Reveries
1. A loose or irregular train of thought occurring in musing or mediation; deep musing; daydream. “Rapt in nameless reveries.”
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.
n 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]