dreamer

Definitions

  • "Behold, this dreamer cometh!"
    "Behold, this dreamer cometh!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dreamer someone who is dreaming
    • n dreamer a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
    • n dreamer someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dreamer A visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good; as, a political dreamer .
    • Dreamer One who dreams.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dreamer One who dreams; one who has dreams or visions.
    • n dreamer A visionary: as, a political dreamer.
    • n dreamer A mope; a sluggard.
    • n dreamer A South American puff-bird of the genus Chelidoptera, as C. tenebrosa.
    • n dreamer plural See the quotation.
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Quotations

  • James G. Huneker
    James G. Huneker
    “All men of action are dreamers.”
  • Herbert Kaufman
    Herbert Kaufman
    “Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.”
  • Jim Valvano
    Jim Valvano
    “Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.”
  • George Henry Lewes
    George Henry Lewes
    “The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.”

Usage

In literature:

He spoke slowly, in the curious muffled voice of the dreamer.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
Rather unusual among ordinary dreamers, but by no means unprecedented.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
He was sanguine of temperament, highly imaginative and a dreamer of dreams.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Decidedly Winifred was a practical person and he was a dreamer.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
The speech of these Dreamers has sounded in our ears, and has left the vibrations to go on and on for our lifetime: this we call remembering.
"Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
Accordingly, these hermit sages, these mystic dreamers, soon came to identify the human soul with God.
"Two Old Faiths" by J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
He was a dreamer, a weakling, a fool.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Both of your sons are dreamers, but the elder may be a doer of dreams as well as a dreamer of dreams.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
The life of Edgar the Dreamer was filled with the subtle charm of mystery.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
The boy in him was alive to-day, but with the boy there stood the dreamer.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
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In poetry:

Rich with the dreamer's pillage,
An idle and worthless lad,
Least in a prosy village,
And prince in Allahabad;
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
"I hear again the snuffled tones,
I see in dreary vision
Dyspeptic dreamers, spiritual bores,
And prophets with a mission.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He lets the youthful dreamer store
Great projects in his brain,
Until He drops the fungus spore
That smears them out again.
"Religio Medici" by Arthur Conan Doyle
For ever the dream of man
Is more than the dreamer is;
Though he form it whole of his inmost soul,
Yet never 'tis wholly his.
"The Poet" by Theodosia Garrison
No dreamer thou, but real all,--
Strong manhood crowning vigorous youth;
Life made by duty epical
And rhythmic with the truth.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As from bough to bough he flutters,
Sweetest songs of woe and wail
Through his gift divine he utters
For the dreamers in the vale.
"The Cemetery Nightingale" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

Geography of a Horse Dreamer .
Tech-savvy dreamer runs Microsoft's social-media lab.
Dreamer Fights for Education.
On this Memorial Day, become a dreamer for peace.
T homas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth.
Kneebone, Sir Charlie, Keeper, and Dreamer .
The nation's dreamer in chief.
Barack Obama, Dreamer in Chief Vision is Obama's thing.
Young DREAMers at LTCC apply for financial aid .
Krsna Avila has been a DREAMer for the past 23 years, and 10 months ago those dreams became a reality when he received his US legal permanent resident status.
Prior to the presidential election in January, the production of the musical Dreamers for last year's Double Ten National Day was a source of much controversy.
If you're a writer, blogger, dreamer or simply want to know more about freelancing for the Journal-World, join us for a happy hour Monday, Sept 17, at Frank's North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St Editors from Go.
Powerball frenzy grips lottery dreamers.
Maybe I'm a dreamer, but at least I show up.
They were dreamers but hard-nosed dreamers.
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In science:

This work is dedicated to the dreamers of a new era of peace, understanding, sharing, and welfare for all beings.
The Complexity Of The NP-Class
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