day dreaming

daydream

[dey-dreem]
noun
1.
a reverie indulged in while awake.
verb (used without object)
2.
to indulge in such a reverie.

Origin:
1675–85; day + dream

daydreamer, noun
daydreamy, adjective


2. fantasize, dream, muse, woolgather.
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daydream (ˈdeɪˌdriːm)
 
n
1.  a pleasant dreamlike fantasy indulged in while awake; idle reverie
2.  a pleasant scheme or wish that is unlikely to be fulfilled; pipe dream
 
vb
3.  (intr) to have daydreams; indulge in idle fantasy
 
'daydreamer
 
n
 
'daydreamy
 
adj

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daydream
1680s (n.), from day + dream. As a verb, attested from 1820. Related: Daydreaming (1820).
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