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day·dream

 (dā′drēm′)
n.
A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.
intr.v. day·dreamed or day·dreamt (-drĕmt′), day·dream·ing, day·dreams
To have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake.

day′dream′er n.

daydream

(ˈdeɪˌdriːm)
n
1. a pleasant dreamlike fantasy indulged in while awake; idle reverie
2. a pleasant scheme or wish that is unlikely to be fulfilled; pipe dream
vb
(intr) to have daydreams; indulge in idle fantasy
ˈdayˌdreamer n
ˈdayˌdreamy adj

day•dream

(ˈdeɪˌdrim)

n.
1. a visionary fancy indulged in while awake; reverie.
2. a fanciful notion, wish, or plan.
v.i.
3. to indulge in daydreams.
[1675–85]
day′dream`er, n.
day′dream′y, adj.

daydream


Past participle: daydreamed
Gerund: daydreaming

Imperative
daydream
daydream
Present
I daydream
you daydream
he/she/it daydreams
we daydream
you daydream
they daydream
Preterite
I daydreamed
you daydreamed
he/she/it daydreamed
we daydreamed
you daydreamed
they daydreamed
Present Continuous
I am daydreaming
you are daydreaming
he/she/it is daydreaming
we are daydreaming
you are daydreaming
they are daydreaming
Present Perfect
I have daydreamed
you have daydreamed
he/she/it has daydreamed
we have daydreamed
you have daydreamed
they have daydreamed
Past Continuous
I was daydreaming
you were daydreaming
he/she/it was daydreaming
we were daydreaming
you were daydreaming
they were daydreaming
Past Perfect
I had daydreamed
you had daydreamed
he/she/it had daydreamed
we had daydreamed
you had daydreamed
they had daydreamed
Future
I will daydream
you will daydream
he/she/it will daydream
we will daydream
you will daydream
they will daydream
Future Perfect
I will have daydreamed
you will have daydreamed
he/she/it will have daydreamed
we will have daydreamed
you will have daydreamed
they will have daydreamed
Future Continuous
I will be daydreaming
you will be daydreaming
he/she/it will be daydreaming
we will be daydreaming
you will be daydreaming
they will be daydreaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been daydreaming
you have been daydreaming
he/she/it has been daydreaming
we have been daydreaming
you have been daydreaming
they have been daydreaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been daydreaming
you will have been daydreaming
he/she/it will have been daydreaming
we will have been daydreaming
you will have been daydreaming
they will have been daydreaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been daydreaming
you had been daydreaming
he/she/it had been daydreaming
we had been daydreaming
you had been daydreaming
they had been daydreaming
Conditional
I would daydream
you would daydream
he/she/it would daydream
we would daydream
you would daydream
they would daydream
Past Conditional
I would have daydreamed
you would have daydreamed
he/she/it would have daydreamed
we would have daydreamed
you would have daydreamed
they would have daydreamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daydream - absentminded dreaming while awakedaydream - absentminded dreaming while awake  
dreaming, dream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
Verb1.daydream - have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
2.daydream - have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked out the window, daydreaming"
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

daydream

verb
1. fantasize, dream, imagine, envision, stargaze He daydreams of being a famous journalist.
noun
1. fantasy, dream, imagining, wish, fancy, reverie, pipe dream, fond hope, figment of the imagination, castle in the air or in Spain He escaped into daydreams of heroic men and beautiful women.

daydream

nounverb
To experience dreams or daydreams:
Translations
pensar en la inmortalidad del cangrejosoñar despiertasoñar despierto
dagdraumurdagdreymi

daydream

[ˈdeɪdriːm]
A. Nensueño m, ilusión f
B. VIsoñar despierto

daydream

[ˈdeɪdriːm]
nrêverie f
virêvasser
to daydream about doing sth
He daydreams about being a famous journalist → Il rêvasse en s'imaginant être un célèbre journaliste.day girl n (at boarding school)externe fday job nemploi m principal
Don't give up the day job! (humorous)C'est pas la peine de changer de carrière.

daydream

[ˈdeɪˌdriːm]
2. visognare a occhi aperti

daydream

n. ilusión, ensueño;
vi.
to ___soñar despierto-a.

daydream

vi (pret & pp -dreamed o -dreamt) soñar despierto
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