- a person who dreams.
- a person who lives in a world of fantasy; one who is impractical and unrealistic.
- a person whose ideas or projects are considered audacious or highly speculative; visionary.
Origin of dreamer
Examples from the Web for dreamer
Contemporary Examples of dreamer
He was a dreamer, an idealist, grounded in the reality he observed around him.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
Then came Obama, handsome rider of unicorns and dreamer of hope and change.Hey, Boomers—Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap
July 10, 2014
Allan Mayer, American Apparel's co-chair, seemingly laughed at Charney's plea, labeling him "a dreamer."American Apparel’s Dov Charney Speaks for First Time Since Firing
The Fashion Beast Team
June 24, 2014
Secretly, however, Marie pines for Emil Bergson, a dreamer and intellect who seems ill-suited to life on a farm.American Dreams: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather
February 27, 2013
The dreamer tries to help, and fends off a man who is about to accost her with lecherous intentions.Book Bag: André Aciman’s Favorite Novellas of Unconsummated Loves
January 1, 2013
Historical Examples of dreamer
A big child, a dreamer of dreams in the skin of a terrible sectarian!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
If you meet him, you will find him a dreamer and a theorist.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
One of them, a young man with the face of a dreamer, was speaking.
It was the pure love of the idealist and the dreamer––it was divine.
With its keen sensitive-ness and its undefined melancholy it was a dreamer's face.Stories of a Western Town
- a person who dreams habitually
- a person who lives in or escapes to a world of fantasy or illusion; escapist
- archaic a prophet; visionary
Word Origin and History for dreamer
c.1300, "one who dreams," agent noun from dream (v.). Meaning "idler, daydreamer" emerged by 1530s. Old English dreamere meant "musician."