daydream

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v daydream have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    • v daydream have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake "She looked out the window, daydreaming"
    • n daydream absentminded dreaming while awake
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daydream A vain fancy speculation; a reverie; a castle in the air; unfounded hope. "Mrs. Lambert's little daydream was over."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daydream A reverie; a castle in the air; a visionary fancy, especially of wishes gratified or hopes fulfilled, indulged in when awake; an extravagant conceit of the fancy or imagination.
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Quotations

  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!”
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

Usage

In literature:

She can daydream, and others contract her dreamings as if they were spread by germs.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In moments of abstraction or daydreaming there was no faraway look, no frown of concentration.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
It was a daydream, but a harmless one.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I was really just daydreaming, I guess.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
With the sudden start of a man roused from a daydream Gourlay turned from the green gate and entered the yard.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
In what works of local introspection can I study the daydreams of Brixton, the curiosities and discouragements of Camberwell or Ealing?
"More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith
It said nothing about fantasies and daydreams.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Young ones, too, so twisted and warped with frustrations they don't dare try what they daydream about.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
He sighed, and fell to daydreaming.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
Chancing to gaze about and see his face, the girl started from her bright-eyed daydream.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
She made an effort to stop gawking at her best friend's perfectly curled tresses as she snapped out of her daydream.
"Identity" by Zoë Blade
She looked like a child oblivious to everything but some innocent daydream.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
She seemed for a time almost lost to the presence of her guest in a great daydream of womanstatecraft.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
How far does the account of daydreams given in the text square with your own daydreams, and how far does it seem inadequate?
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
At last I had him dead right: broadside to me and motionless as if in a daydream.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Madge, lost in her daydreams, paid no heed to him.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
But this daydream was too delightful to last.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
Daydreaming about visiting another age may be pleasant, but the reality is something else again.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
The moments in which such daydreams are indulged are the very happiest of a lifetime.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
But is it anything more than daydreaming?
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
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In poetry:

"Attention please! Attention please!
Don't dare to talk! Don't dare to sneeze!
Don't doze or daydream! Stay awake!
Your health, your very life's at stake!
Ho–ho, you say, they can't mean me.
Ha–ha, we answer, wait and see.
""Goldie Pinklesweet..."" by Roald Dahl

In news:

Saddam's trial should snap antiwar advocates out of their daydreams.
Dynamite spends most of his days daydreaming, or doodling his obsession, ligers .
Have you ever daydreamed about owning some great work of art.
There's a sound growing in the undercurrent of San Diego -- something removed from the palm tree daydream postcard vista, something grittier, rustic and potent.
Stewart and Jones were both daydream believers and both gone now.
Our Daydream Believer , Davy Jones.
Here's to a daydream believer .
We've all daydreamed about a moment of heroism that changes everything.
All Blogs On The Download Fat Creeps "Daydreaming".
Gone is the rebellious attitude of punk — Imagination features songs about numbers, letters and daydreaming.
Jones, 66, rose to fame as a member of The Monkees, particularly for his performance of the song "Daydream Believer.".
The British-born performer sang the leads on several of the Monkees' hits, including 'Daydream Believer' and 'A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You'.
I live my daydreams in music.
Here are 10 new titles (plus one classic) that make you think, feel and daydream just like any other book.
As I debate another cup of coffee and daydream about those donuts still in the sales office, I came across an article on Yahoo Health promising five food that fight fatigue .
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