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daydream

[dey-dreem] /ˈdeɪˌdrim/
noun
1.
a reverie indulged in while awake.
verb (used without object)
2.
to indulge in such a reverie.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; day + dream
Related forms
daydreamer, noun
daydreamy, adjective
Synonyms
2. fantasize, dream, muse, woolgather.
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Examples for daydreaming
  • daydreaming about rock groupies tumbling into a receptive mosh pit.
  • daydreaming can inspire us and help us be more creative.
  • He is a specialist in research on the psychology of imagination and daydreaming.
  • They learn in school to stay on task and to stop daydreaming and asking silly questions.
  • At times, she represented her small output as evidence of a kind of daydreaming waywardness.
  • Neither would ever have much inclination for daydreaming about life's impractical possibilities.
  • daydreaming frequently, over-fantasizes, seems removed from reality.
  • Studies show that during daydreaming, children can reorganize information and rehearse their experiences.
  • Don't idly walk down the fence row daydreaming with your shotgun slung over your shoulder.
British Dictionary definitions for daydreaming

daydream

/ˈdeɪˌdriːm/
noun
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
verb
3.
(intransitive) to have daydreams; indulge in idle fantasy
Derived Forms
daydreamer, noun
daydreamy, adjective
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Word Origin and History for daydreaming
daydream
1680s (n.), from day + dream. As a verb, attested from 1820. Related: Daydreaming (1820).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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