dream·​er | \ ˈdrē-mər How to pronounce dreamer (audio) \

Definition of dreamer

1 : one that dreams
2a : one who lives in a world of fancy and imagination
b : one who has ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical : visionary

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Examples of dreamer in a Sentence

I am a realist, but my sister is a dreamer. Some dreamers talk in their sleep to the people in their dreams.
Recent Examples on the Web For the Icelandic rock dreamer Lars, Ferrell felt the need for a full mane, fighting for the right to wig out. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Sneak peek: Will Ferrell duels Dan Stevens in flamboyant new Netflix movie 'Eurovision'," 18 May 2020 Lee Goldberg is a Sci-Tech journalist who has spent 25 years writing love letters to engineers, tech enthusiasts, Makers, Burners, and dreamers. Lee H. Goldberg, Ars Technica, "Can gender-bending Israeli superprawns help feed the world?," 10 May 2020 This motivates him to become part of a rag-tag group of extremely well-coiffed Hollywood dreamers working as escorts at Golden Tip Gas to make ends meet. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Hollywood Is Netflix’s Latest, Greatest Thirst Trap & Here’s Photo Evidence," 30 Apr. 2020 Bizarre dreams laden with symbolism allow some dreamers to overcome intense memories or everyday psychological stressors within the safety of their subconscious. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 15 Apr. 2020 The Courier Journal canvassed metro Louisville and beyond over last week to talk with entrepreneurs and aspirational small-business dreamers whose ambitions have been dashed or severely hampered during this pandemic. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "These Kentucky businesses have suffered in the pandemic, but they're fighting to survive," 20 Apr. 2020 These air signs are thinkers and dreamers — with a mind of swirling thoughts and ideas. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "These Are The Best Workouts For Your Zodiac Sign," 8 Apr. 2020 The lanky Lloyd, who keeps a chicken coop at his rumpled house, is a pensive, ambitious dreamer. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: The 1978 Film That Inspired Robert Redford to Found Sundance," 1 Apr. 2020 The presumption was that Pichai, the professional manager the dreamer-billionaires installed to run their empire, would cast a less sentimental eye on the duo's money-pit projects. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Waymo gets way, way more money for its self-driving car effort," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of dreamer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dreamer was in the 14th century

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“Dreamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamer. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dreamer

disapproving : a person whose ideas and plans are not practical or based in reality
: a person who dreams while sleeping

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