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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  1.  A  loose  or  irregular  train  of  thought  occurring  in  musing 
  or  mediation;  deep  musing;  daydream.  ``Rapt  in  nameless 
  reveries.''  --Tennyson. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  absent-minded  dreaming  while  awake  [syn:  {revery},  {daydream}, 
  {air  castle},  {castle  in  the  air},  {castle  in  Spain}] 
  2:  an  abstracted  state  of  absorption  [syn:  {revery}] 

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