Definitions for daydreamˈdeɪˌdrim
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a visionary fancy indulged in while awake; reverie.
a fanciful notion, wish, or plan.
(v.i.)to indulge in daydreams.
Origin of daydream:
reverie, revery, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air, castle in Spain(verb)
absentminded dreaming while awake
dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze(verb)
have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
"She looked out the window, daydreaming"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to think about pleasant things, not what you are doing
A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts while awake not connected to immediate reality.
To have such a series of thoughts; to woolgather.
Stop daydreaming and get back to work!
a vain fancy speculation; a reverie; a castle in the air; unfounded hope
Daydreaming is a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. There are many types of daydreams, and there is no consistent definition amongst psychologists, however the characteristic that is common to all forms of daydreaming meets the criteria for mild dissociation.
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