from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming.
- n. A daydream: "I felt caught up in a reverie of years long past” ( William Styron).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loose or irregular train of thought occurring in musing or mediation; deep musing; daydream.
- n. An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state of mental abstraction in which more or less aimless fancy predominates over the reasoning faculty; dreamy meditation; fanciful musing.
- n. A waking dream; a brown study; an imaginative, fanciful, or fantastic train of thought; a day-dream.
- n. The object or product of reverie or idle fancy; a visionary scheme, plan, aim, ideal, or the like; a dream.
- n. In music, an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. absentminded dreaming while awake
- n. an abstracted state of absorption
Middle English, revelry, from Old French, from rever, to dream.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)