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dreamer

[dree-mer] /ˈdri mər/
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.
Origin of dreamer
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See dream, er1
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dreamer

/ˈdriːmə/
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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