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daydream

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noun day·dream \ˈdā-ˌdrēm\

Simple Definition of daydream

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of daydream

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

daydreamlike

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Examples of daydream in a sentence

  1. I drifted off in a daydream during the class.

  2. <hoped that one day world peace would be a reality and not just a daydream>



1685

First Known Use of daydream

1685


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daydream

verb day·dream

Simple Definition of daydream

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of daydream

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have a daydream

daydreamer

noun

DAYDREAM Defined for Kids

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daydream

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noun day·dream \ˈdā-ˌdrēm\

Definition of daydream for Students

  1. :  a person's pleasant and usually wishful thoughts about life




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daydream

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verb day·dream

Definition of daydream for Students

daydreamed

daydreaming

  1. :  to think pleasant and usually wishful thoughts while awake <He spent class daydreaming about vacation.>




Medical Dictionary

daydream

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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

daydream

intransitive verb

daydreamer

noun




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