dream catcher

noun

Definition of 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 The event’s flowers and whimsical dream catchers, which were placed throughout the trees, were provided by Penelope Pots Floral & Event Design. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Christina Anstead Celebrates 'Dreamy' Baby Shower Ahead of Welcoming Her Third Child," 1 July 2019 Like dream catchers, like sacred hoops, where love, longing, ambition and romance all tumbled together in flickering rat-a-tat-tat light beams out on the edge of town. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Now showing: Drive-in theaters, those beacons of gentle summer nights," 3 July 2019 Animal figurines and dream catchers, souvenirs from other family vacations, are displayed or framed in the rest of the house. Robert Ruffino, House Beautiful, "This Gorgeous House Was Inspired by a Southwestern Road Trip," 28 May 2019 Many of these styles are reflected through Navajo prints, dream catchers, feathers, turquoise, soft leathers, fur, and moccasins. Style Council Kyrstin, Seventeen, "Style Council Kyrstin Talks Trends: Native American Prints," 20 May 2011 At the market, every second shop brimmed with dream catchers, voodoo dolls, candles, animal skulls, and Santa Muerte statues. National Geographic, "Inside the Black Market Hummingbird Love Charm Trade," 18 Apr. 2018 This company has also been coming up with new designs with dream catchers and eagle feathers. Tom Withers, chicagotribune.com, "Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes," 6 Apr. 2018 The funky, bohemian burg where beachgoers can skateboard, shop for dream catchers or balance their chakras is now the stomping grounds of tech giants like Google. Emily Alpert Reyes, latimes.com, "For Venice property owners, the bills have arrived — but promised services have not," 4 Feb. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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