daydreamer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n daydreamer someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daydreamer One given to daydreams.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daydreamer One who indulges in day-dreams; a fanciful, sanguine schemer; one given to indulging in reveries or to building castles in the air.
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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:

Do you know of children too much given to daydreaming?
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
I shoved my mind into low gear and started to think idle thoughts, letting myself sort of daydream.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Steve went into a daydream with one leg in his trousers until, presently, Tom laughed softly.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Before books came into my life, I was given to stargazing and daydreaming.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
He did not indulge in daydreams, however, not being of an imaginative disposition.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
So let Frank and Alec have these daydreams and thus enjoy themselves.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
In the world of her daydreams many suitors floated nebulously.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
He could remember daydreams he'd had once, of helping run a country.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
It made Mr Sharnall smile bitterly; he woke from his daydream, and was back in the present.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
He forgot his daydreams.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
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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:

I have another daydream .
Daydreaming in the Bluebonnets.
Movies are daydreams, more or less.
Also, she may or may not be daydreaming about carbs.
Sitting at my desk, I daydream about what it must have been like to work in the 1960s and late 50s — what many would consider the heyday of fluid power.
Sit on the Superbowl daydreams for now, but with the addition of Harvin you can bet that the Vikings show will be worth the price of admission .
'Daydream Believer' At Silver Circle In Putnam.
What better time than now — with most boats high and dry and plans to catch the big one nothing more than daydreams — for mariners to do a refresher course in boating skills and seamanship .
One afternoon, as I waited for the end of an intermission in one of Washington's swankiest theaters, my daydreaming was interrupted by an usher.
INTERVIEWS Q&A: David Lynch on Stage Fright , Daydreams, and Elvis.
INTERVIEWS Q&A: David Lynch on Stage Fright, Daydreams, and Elvis.
Summery weekend daydream ends as wintery nightmare Monday.
MoneyWatch) When the Powerball jackpot swelled over $550 million, the largest in the lottery's history, ticket holders around the country were mulling a common, if almost impossibly fanciful, daydream: What do I do if I win.
(MoneyWatch) With the Powerball jackpot swelling to $500 million, the largest in the lottery's history, ticket holders around the country are mulling a common, if almost impossibly fanciful, daydream: What do I do if I win.
Is House Speaker William Howell daydreaming about his next escape to the posh Homestead resort.
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