Definition of Revery

1. Noun. An abstracted state of absorption.

Exact synonyms: Reverie
Generic synonyms: Abstractedness, Abstraction
Specialized synonyms: Dream, Brown Study



2. Noun. Absentminded dreaming while awake.

Definition of Revery

1. n. Same as Reverie.

Definition of Revery

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of reverie) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revery

1. reverie [n -ERIES] - See also: reverie

Medical Definition of Revery

1. Origin: F. Reverie, fr. Rever 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." "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 concient of the fancy; a vision. "There are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish minds]" (Addison) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revery

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Literary usage of Revery

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1. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"revery. revery has been considered to resemble sleep, and, in its higher grades, to be not far removed from the condition of somnambulism. ..."

2. The Short-story: Specimens Illustrating Its Development by Brander Matthews (1907)
"DREAM-CHILDREN; A revery Children love to listen to stories about their elders, when they were children; to stretch their imagination to the conception of a ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"DREAM-CHILDREN: A revery From the ' Essays of Elia ' CHILDREN love to listen to stories about their elders when they were children; to stretch their ..."

4. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"... revery, by resorting to all the arts of suggestion. In " The Bells," for example, the iteration is intended to cast an almost hypnotic spell' upon the ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, George Cruikshank (1840)
"I did so," he replied, as if aroused from a revery; " and I can only excuse my absence of mind and ill manners on the plea that the contemplation of your ..."

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