daydream

[ dey-dreem ]
/ ˈdeɪˌdrim /
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noun

a reverie indulged in while awake.

verb (used without object)

to indulge in such a reverie.

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Origin of daydream

First recorded in 1675–85; day + dream

OTHER WORDS FROM daydream

daydreamer, noundaydreamy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for daydream

  • No daydreamer likes being pulled out of his dream by so ugly a reality as Pete, and Johnny was petulant.

    Skyrider|B. M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for daydream

daydream
/ (ˈdeɪˌdriːm) /

noun

a pleasant dreamlike fantasy indulged in while awake; idle reverie
a pleasant scheme or wish that is unlikely to be fulfilled; pipe dream

verb

(intr) to have daydreams; indulge in idle fantasy

Derived forms of daydream

daydreamer, noundaydreamy, adjective
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