Origin of reverie
Definition for reveries (2 of 2)
noun, plural rev·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for reveries
He flashes with anger—especially when his reveries are interrupted—dwells on death, and experiences curious lapses of memory.
The bias of his character, the visions of his reveries, and the cast of his figure and physiognomy, were decidedly military.The Entail|John Galt
Probably he lays hold of the elements of experience and casts them into a seeming retort of reveries.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Bitter misgivings concerning the boy began to mingle with the reveries of the old man.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
British Dictionary definitions for reveries
noun plural -eries
Word Origin for reverie
Word Origin and History for reveries
mid-14c., reuerye, "wild conduct, frolic," from Old French reverie, resverie "revelry, raving, delirium" (Modern French rêverie), from resver "to dream, wander, rave" (12c., Modern French rêver), of uncertain origin (also the root of rave). Meaning "daydream" is first attested 1650s, a reborrowing from French. As a type of musical composition, it is attested from 1880. Related: Reverist.