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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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How to use daydream in a sentence

  • No mere romantic daydreamer would fashion fantasies with military secrecy in mind and security as a principle.

    Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • How was he to know that under the surface of it all, she sympathized with the culprit daydreamer exceedingly?

    A Son of the City|Herman Gastrell Seely
  • 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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