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: one that dreams
: one who lives in a world of fancy and imagination
: one who has ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical : visionary
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Don Quixote, fantast, idealist, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), romantic, romanticist, utopian, visionary
hardnose, pragmatist, realist
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a person whose ideas and plans are not practical or based in reality
: a person who dreams while sleeping
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full of whispering sounds
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