- a reverie indulged in while awake.
- to indulge in such a reverie.
Origin of daydream
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2. fantasize, dream, muse, woolgather.
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Examples from the Web for daydream
But others dismiss them, saying this is nothing but the daydream of people who long for some peace.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?
December 27, 2014
We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling on the past.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation
April 7, 2014
The key is how much we can brood, and what is meant by brooding—is it to daydream, or is it to agonize over every detail?‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’
March 14, 2014
You can, and the Kremlin wants you, to daydream inside the matrix of a sham democracy.Alexei Navalny Threatens Russia’s Corrupt Status Quo
July 19, 2013
It made me daydream about a Mitt Romney who had a spine and what he'd say.Mitt Romney as Nathan Jessup
July 16, 2012
To console myself I read and re-read your letters and daydream about the future.Polly the Pagan
At last I had him dead right: broadside to me and motionless as if in a daydream.Our Southern Highlanders
The normal time for a daydream is the time when there is no real act to be performed.
These also are play of imagination, even freer from control and criticism than the daydream.
Ellie's eyes show that she is not arguing, but in a daydream.Heartbreak House
George Bernard Shaw
- a pleasant dreamlike fantasy indulged in while awake; idle reverie
- a pleasant scheme or wish that is unlikely to be fulfilled; pipe dream
- (intr) to have daydreams; indulge in idle fantasy
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Word Origin and History for daydream
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