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 Seemingly stream-of-consciousness thoughts spewing forth that catch the moment like a dream catcher. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Feedback: Election angst and our cultural divide," 5 Nov. 2020 Then string them together to make a wind chime or dream catcher. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "COVID-19 pandemic expected to close or delay summer camps, but you can create your own," 11 May 2020 Ajaunae settles at the kitchen table to work on her dream catcher. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This mom needs to keep a roof over her kids' heads. In Cincinnati, it gets harder every day," 12 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of dream catcher

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Dream catcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dream%20catcher. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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