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daydream

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Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪdriːm
 
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Definition of daydream in English:

noun

A series of pleasant thoughts that distract one’s attention from the present: she was lost in a daydream
More example sentences
  • Em scanned the schoolyard with drooped eyelids in a pleasant daydream trying to find a liable distraction.
  • Reluctantly stirring from her very pleasant daydreams, Hope looked upwards and found Frank Metcalfe smiling down at her.
  • The booming of that door seemed to have woken me from a pleasant daydream, abruptly bringing cold reality back into sharp focus.
Synonyms
reverie, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, brown study, imagining;
inattention, inattentiveness, wool-gathering, preoccupation, brooding, obliviousness, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, absent-mindedness, absence of mind, staring into space, abstraction, lack of concentration, lack of application;
Scottish dwam
humorous blonde moment
dream, pipe dream, fantasy, figment of the imagination, unrealizable dream, castle in the air, castle in Spain;
wishful thinking;
fond hopes, wishes
informal pie in the sky

verb

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Indulge in a daydream: stop daydreaming and pay attention
More example sentences
  • When he was 11, his teachers had to tell him to stop daydreaming about acting all the time and work harder at his studies.
  • It didn't stop her from daydreaming though, that she could be the girl to help him love again.
  • Even so, she had never stopped wistfully daydreaming about what could have been, of the life she could have lived on Lothos.
Synonyms
dream, muse, be lost in thought, be in a brown study, stare into space, hallucinate;
fantasize, indulge in fantasy, indulge in fancy, indulge in wool-gathering, be in cloud cuckoo land, be unrealistic, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain

Derivatives

daydreamer

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noun
Example sentences
  • You're quite a daydreamer and can be a hopeless romantic.
  • We've got very vivid imaginations, I think we're sort of daydreamers, the three of us.
  • However, we must not be daydreamers who choose to shun reality.
Synonyms
dreamer, fantasist, fantasizer, romantic, romancer, wishful thinker, pipe-dreamer, castle-builder, Walter Mitty, idealist, impractical person, unrealistic person;
rare fantast, reverist

Words that rhyme with daydream

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