a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.
a daydream.
a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea: reveries that will never come to fruition.
Music. an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character.
Also, revery.

1325–75; Middle English < Old French reverie, derivative of rever to speak wildly. See rave, -ery

1. abstraction, brown study. Unabridged


noun, plural reveries. Unabridged
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reverie or revery (ˈrɛvərɪ)
n , pl -eries
1.  an act or state of absent-minded daydreaming: to fall into a reverie
2.  a piece of instrumental music suggestive of a daydream
3.  archaic a fanciful or visionary notion; daydream
[C14: from Old French resverie wildness, from resver to behave wildly, of uncertain origin; see rave1]
revery or revery
[C14: from Old French resverie wildness, from resver to behave wildly, of uncertain origin; see rave1]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "wild conduct, frolic," from O.Fr. reverie "revelry, raving, delirium," from resver "to dream, wander, rave," of uncertain origin (also the root of rave). Meaning "daydream" is first attested 1650s. As a type of musical composition, it is attested from 1880.
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Example sentences
It is our job to interrupt their technological reveries and point out the wider
Rourke's reveries about the feel of being punched in the ring are sensual,
Ordinary mortals: ask friends to stop by or phone in from time to time to
  interrupt your e-mail reveries.
But its exaggerated sweetness is every bit as chilling as more familiar
  masculine reveries about violence and irrational revenge.
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