What does dreamer mean?

Definitions for dreamer
ˈdri mərdream·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dreamernoun

    someone who is dreaming

  2. idealist, dreamernoun

    someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

  3. escapist, dreamer, wishful thinkernoun

    a person who escapes into a world of fantasy


  1. dreamernoun

    One who dreams.

  2. dreamernoun

    Someone whose beliefs are far from realistic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dreamernoun

    Etymology: from dream.

    The vision said, and vanish’d from his sight;
    The dreamer waken’d in a mortal fright. Dryden.

    If our dreamer pleases to try whether the glowing heat of a glass furnace be barely a wandering imagination in a drowsy man’s fancy, by putting his head into it, he may perhaps be wakened into a certainty. John Locke.

    Sometime he angers me,
    With telling of the moldwarp, and the ant,
    Of dreamer Merlin, and his prophecies. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    The man of sense his meat devours,
    But only smells the peel and flow’rs;
    And he must be an idle dreamer,
    Who leaves the pie, and gnaws the streamer. Matthew Prior.


  1. Dreamer

    Dreamer is a song written by Dennis Wilson and his close friend Gregg Jakobson. It was released as the fifth track on Dennis Wilson's 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. The track, as with the rest of the album, was credited as being produced by Dennis Wilson and Gregg Jakobson. Dennis provides a raspy yet soulful lead vocal on the song. According to Dennis, from an interview in 1977, he played Bass Harmonica on the track as well as "practically everything" else on the track. He also stated that the song was "about Christ".


  1. dreamer

    A dreamer is a person who has ideas, visions or ambitions that are idealistic or impractical, often someone who spends a lot of time thinking about or planning for things they'd like to happen in the future. This can range from realistic goals and aspirations to fanciful or imaginary scenarios. A dreamer can also refer to someone who frequently has vivid or unusual dreams while they are asleep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dreamernoun

    one who dreams

  2. Dreamernoun

    a visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good; as, a political dreamer


  1. Dreamer

    "Dreamer" is the third track from Ozzy Osbourne's album Down to Earth, which was released on October 16, 2001. The single peaked at number 10 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song describes the rockstar's vision of a better world for his children, where they are happy and safe. Although the song was written in the late 1990s, it was not considered for release until after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001. The line "After all, there's only just the two of us." is an acknowledgment of the Beatles song "Two of Us". Although Paul McCartney wrote it to his wife Linda, it has since become accepted as a description of his relationship to close friend John Lennon, and was even used as the title to a VH1 TV-movie about them. The song itself is thematically and musically similar to Lennon's "Imagine". In the liner notes to Osbourne's Prince of Darkness box set, Ozzy refers to this song as his "Imagine". Ozzy has named John Lennon many times as his hero. The music video was set in the winter, with the first half consisting of a scene set in a candle lit room. The music video was directed by Rob Zombie. A second video was also produced, featuring highlights from "The Osbournes".

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dreamer is ranked #120187 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dreamer surname appeared 144 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dreamer.

    63.8% or 92 total occurrences were White.
    24.3% or 35 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    6.2% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. rearmed

  2. redream

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreamer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreamer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dreamer in a Sentence

  1. Kylian Mbappe:

    I don't have the words. Not even in my wildest dreams, and I am a big dreamer, would I have imagined this, there is still one more step to take, but we are proud of what we have done.

  2. Bob Menendez:

    President Biden must also offer more protections for every Dreamer that stands to lose so much if the courts eventually rule against DACA altogether. And if we hope to deliver permanent protections for DACA recipients, we need 10 Republicans in the Senate to help us end the uncertainty for Dreamers once and for all.

  3. Scott Ringenbach:

    Imagination is the reality of the dreamer.

  4. Mr vybs live:

    Uganda is one of the leading African countries in the world that specialises in killing both the dream & the dreamer. So work hard and be wise.

  5. Futuro Surf:

    From dawn of creation. Passion burning sensation. To make reality of imagination. Fear not the dissenters, prove them wrong their bitter sight. Forget not the believers Out of love prove them right. Oh great dreamer I call upon you. Your power, manifest. Shine your light upon this world forever. Til your vessel takes its rest.

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