dream catcher


: a circular framed net with a hole in the center that is used by some American Indian peoples to help block bad dreams and catch good ones

Examples of dream catcher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On her trip, Mann will carry some mementos: her wedding rings, a surprise gift for her family, and a dream catcher that her mother gave her. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 4 Oct. 2022 Her cousin was cleaning her house; laundry sat folded on the bed, a dream catcher floated on the wall by the staircase landing. Ross Kenneth Urken, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2023 Highlights of the exhibition include Kahlhamer’s central installation, which is made of a mobile home trailer studio built out for performances, as well as a new series of Zombie Botanicals, Nomadic Studio Sketchbooks, a large-scale dream catcher kinetic sculpture and several paintings. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 7 Jan. 2022 And her dream catcher came along for the ride. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 20 Oct. 2022 Carmin Baez, one of Chestnut’s clients, got a sleeve tattoo, a piece covering her arm and shoulder, done in June of 2020 inspired by four important symbols in her life: sunflowers, a bird to represent freedom, a dream catcher, and biblical Scripture about love. Olivia Green, baltimoresun.com, 23 Sep. 2021 In 2011, Demi added the feathers to the design, and in 2016, tattoo artist Bang Bang completed the tat by placing the words inside a dream catcher. Seventeen, 10 Feb. 2023 Mann is a member of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in California, and taking up her mother’s dream catcher, a small traditional webbed hoop believed to offer protection. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Oct. 2022 The former Disney Channel star began sporting an intricate dream catcher tat in 2011. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dream catcher was in 1976

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“Dream catcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dream%20catcher. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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