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dream·er

 (drē′mər)
n.
1. One that dreams.
2.
a. A visionary.
b. An idealist.
3. A habitually impractical person.

dreamer

(ˈdriːmə)
n
1. a person who dreams habitually
2. (Psychology) a person who lives in or escapes to a world of fantasy or illusion; escapist
3. archaic a prophet; visionary

dream•er

(ˈdri mər)

n.
1. a person who dreams.
2. an impractical or unrealistic person.
3. a person who has bold or highly speculative ideas or plans; visionary.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dreamer - someone who is dreamingdreamer - someone who is dreaming    
sleeper, slumberer - a rester who is sleeping
2.dreamer - someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
Don Quixote - any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
romantic - a soulful or amorous idealist
visionary - a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
3.dreamer - a person who escapes into a world of fantasydreamer - a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
daydreamer, woolgatherer - someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming

dreamer

dreamer

noun
A person inclined to be imaginative or idealistic but impractical:
Translations
حالِم
snílek
drømmerfantast
draumóramaîur
rojko

dreamer

[ˈdriːməʳ] N (= impractical person) → soñador(a) m/f
he's a bit of a dreamer (= idealistic) → es un soñador; (= absent-minded) → es un despistado

dreamer

[ˈdriːmər] nrêveur/euse m/f

dreamer

nTräumer(in) m(f)

dreamer

[ˈdriːməʳ] nsognatore/trice

dream

(driːm) noun
1. thoughts and pictures in the mind that come mostly during sleep. I had a terrible dream last night.
2. a state of being completely occupied by one's own thoughts. Don't sit there in a dream!
3. something perfect or very beautiful. Your house is a dream!
4. an ambition or hope. It's my dream to win a Nobel Prize.
verbpast tense, past participles dreamed, ~dreamt (dremt)
(sometimes with of) to see visions and pictures in the mind, especially when asleep. For years I dreamed of being a great artist; I dreamt last night that the house had burnt down.
ˈdreamer noun
a person who is often occupied with his thoughts. I'm afraid my son is a bit of a dreamer and not very practical.
ˈdreamless adjective
(of sleep) sound; not disturbed by dreams.
ˈdreamy adjective
as if of a person who is not quite awake. a dreamy smile; She is too dreamy.
ˈdreamily adverb
ˈdreaminess noun
dream up
to invent. I'm sure she'll dream up some silly plan.
References in classic literature ?
A library is a better world, built by the brains and hearts of poets and dreamers, as a refuge from the real world outside; and in it alone is to be found the land of milk and honey which it promises.
As he approached, he heard the noise of the pulleys which grated under the weight of the massy pails; he also fancied he heard the melancholy moaning of the water which falls back again into the wells -- a sad, funereal, solemn sound, which strikes the ear of the child and the poet -- both dreamers -- which the English call splash; Arabian poets, gasgachau; and which we Frenchmen, who would be poets, can only translate by a paraphrase -- the noise of water falling into water.
But the lovely lady, who is Holy Church, speaks gently to the dreamer.
The apparition confronting the dreamer in the haunted wood--the thing so like, yet so unlike his mother--was horrible
I made up the name when I was a true dreamer and before my body became vile.
As it was, miserably and helplessly, not half himself, a puppet dreamer in a half-nightmare, he knew, as a restless sleeper awakening between vexing dreams, that he was being transported head-downward out of the canoe house that stank of death, through the village that was only less noisome, and up a path under lofty, wide-spreading trees that were beginning languidly to stir with the first breathings of the morning wind.
John Barleycorn will not let the dreamer dream, the liver live.
Neath blue-bell or streamer - Or tufted wild spray That keeps, from the dreamer,
And you, being a good man, can pass it as such, and forgive and pity the dreamer, and be lenient and encouraging when he wakes?
Reflect: is not the dreamer, sleeping or waking, one who likens dissimilar things, who puts the copy in the place of the real object?
I was a terrible dreamer, I would dream for three months on end, tucked away in my corner, and you may believe me that at those moments I had no resemblance to the gentleman who, in the perturbation of his chicken heart, put a collar of German beaver on his great-coat.
He was a great dreamer, and believed in charms and talismans, or medicines, and could foretell the approach of strangers by the howling or barking of the small prairie wolf.