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]
Word Netwoolgathering adj : dreamy in mood or nature; "a woolgathering moment" [syn: dreamy, moony] n : an idle indulgence in fantasy
Moby ThesaurusWalter 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
Woolgathering is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1992.
- "A Bidding"
- "The Woolgatherers"
- "Cowboy Truths"
- "Indian Rubies"
- "Art in Heaven"
- "A Farewell"