Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

daydream

play
noun day·dream \ˈdā-ˌdrēm\

Simple Definition of daydream

  • : pleasant thoughts about your life or future that you have while you are awake

Full Definition of daydream

  1. :  a pleasant visionary usually wishful creation of the imagination

day·dream·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

2

daydream

verb day·dream

Simple Definition of daydream

  • : to think pleasant thoughts about your life or future while you are awake

Full Definition of daydream

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have a daydream

day·dream·er noun

Examples of daydream

  1. Instead of studying, he spent the afternoon daydreaming about his vacation.



1820

First Known Use of daydream

1820


Medical Dictionary

daydream

play
noun day·dream \ˈdā-ˌdrēm\

Medical Definition of daydream

  1. :  a visionary creation of the imagination experienced while awake; especially :  a gratifying reverie usually of wish fulfillment

  2. daydream intransitive verb
    day·dream·er noun





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up daydream? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ