Reverie Rev"er*ie, Revery Rev"er*y, n.; 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision. [R.] [1913 Webster]

There are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish minds]. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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