Rev"er*ie (?), Rev"er*y (?), n.; pl. Reveries (#). [F. r'everie, 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."

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 concient of the fancy; a vision.

[R.]

There are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish minds]. Addison.
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Rev"er*y (?), n.

Same as Reverie.

 

© Webster 1913.

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