[ dey-dreem ]
/ ˈdeɪˌdrim /


a reverie indulged in while awake.

verb (used without object)

to indulge in such a reverie.

Origin of daydream

First recorded in 1675–85; day + dream

Related forms

day·dream·er, nounday·dream·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for daydream


/ (ˈdeɪˌdriːm) /


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

Derived Forms

daydreamer, noundaydreamy, adjective
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