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ˈrɛv ə rirever·ie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverie, revery, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air, castle in Spainnoun

    absentminded dreaming while awake

  2. reverie, reverynoun

    an abstracted state of absorption


  1. reverienoun

    A state of dreaming while awake

    Etymology: First attested c 14th C, “caper, frolic,” from reverie, from resver, of uncertain origin. Modern sense of “daydreaming” is first attested 1657.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverienoun

    alt. of Revery


  1. Reverie

    Reverie is an unincorporated community in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. In 2001, the population was 11. Over a period of about 24 hours on March 7, 1876, the Mississippi River abandoned its former channel that coincided with the Tennessee-Arkansas border, and established a new channel east of Reverie. This places Reverie on the Arkansas side, while most of the area of Tipton County is located east of the Mississippi River, the Tennessee side. The formation of the new Centennial Cut-off, named for the US centennial, and the abandonment of the stretch of river formerly known as the Devil's Elbow led to a 1918 Supreme Court case on whether the border should be moved with the river. In 1900, a mastodon skeleton was discovered 3 mi east of Reverie. In the first half of the 20th century, archeological artifacts from an aboriginal village dated AD 1400-1650 were found about 4 mi northeast of Reverie, at the Nodena Site.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reverie

    Revery, rev′e-ri, n. an irregular train of thoughts or fancies in meditation: voluntary inactivity of the external senses to the impressions of surrounding objects during wakefulness: mental abstraction: a waking dream: a brown study.—n. Rev′erist. [O. Fr. resveri (Fr. rêverie)—resver, rever, to dream.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverie in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of reverie in a Sentence

  1. William Ellery Channing:

    Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    World scenario is really very scary, yet most are still not caring and many are enjoying own life like anything for being in reverie

  5. Antoine de Rivarol:

    To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.

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