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4 definitions found
 for woolgathering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woolgathering \Wool"gath`er*ing\, a.
     Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination;
     roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woolgathering \Wool"gath`er*ing\, n.
     Indulgence in idle imagination; a foolish or useless pursuit
     or design.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           His wits were a woolgathering, as they say. --Burton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  woolgathering
      adj 1: dreamy in mood or nature; "a woolgathering moment" [syn:
             dreamy, moony, woolgathering]
      n 1: an idle indulgence in fantasy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "woolgathering":
     Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absent, absentminded,
     absentmindedness, absorbed, absorption, abstracted, abstractedness,
     abstraction, bemused, bemusement, brown study, castle-building,
     daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, daydreamy, depth of thought,
     dream, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere, engrossed,
     engrossment, fantasy, fantasying, faraway, fit of abstraction,
     half-awake, in a reverie, in the clouds, lost, lost in thought,
     meditative, mooning, moonraking, muse, museful, musefulness,
     musing, muted ecstasy, napping, nodding, oblivious, pensive,
     pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, preoccupied, rapt,
     reverie, somewhere else, stargazing, study, taken up, trance,
     transported, unconscious, wrapped in thought
  
  

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