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dreamer

[dree-mer]
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noun
  1. a person who dreams.
  2. a person who lives in a world of fantasy; one who is impractical and unrealistic.
  3. a person whose ideas or projects are considered audacious or highly speculative; visionary.
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Origin of dreamer

1250–1300; Middle English. See dream, -er1
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dreamer

noun
  1. a person who dreams habitually
  2. a person who lives in or escapes to a world of fantasy or illusion; escapist
  3. archaic a prophet; visionary
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Word Origin and History for dreamer

n.

c.1300, "one who dreams," agent noun from dream (v.). Meaning "idler, daydreamer" emerged by 1530s. Old English dreamere meant "musician."

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