dreamer


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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 ?
I made up the name when I was a true dreamer and before my body became vile.
he said, in the low monotonous tones of a dreamer talking in his sleep, "my good fellow, Noel, take it back again
Once awakened from my dream - I have been a poor dreamer, in one way or other, all my life - I see how natural it is that she should have some regretful feeling towards her old companion and her equal.
Her talk, and something rather in her voice than her talk, soon revealed her as a curious mixture of youth and age, of dreamer and desillusionee.
I resolved to leave this strange undisciplined dreamer of great things to his drink and gluttony, and to go on into London.
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.
Morrel was dreaming, and Monte Cristo was looking at the dreamer.
Mordaunt," said the cardinal, raising his voice, as if to arouse the dreamer, "my reply to this letter will be more satisfactory to General Cromwell if I am convinced that all are ignorant of my having given one; go, therefore, and await it at Boulogne-sur-Mer, and promise me to set out to-morrow morning.
Evil had never yet existed; and sorrow, misfortune, crime, were mere shadows which the mind fancifully created for itself, as a shelter against too sunny realities; or, at most, but prophetic dreams to which the dreamer himself did not yield a waking credence.
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.
Ten years ago Lavalle, "that imperturbable dreamer of the heavens," as Lazareff hailed him, gathered together the fruits of a lifetime's labour, and gave it, with well-justified contempt, to a world bound hand and foot to Barald's Theory of Vertices and "compensating electric nodes.
There too, as his ultimate destiny, must we rank the dreamer, who, all his life long, has cherished the idea that he was peculiarly apt for something, but never could determine what it was; and there the most unfortunate of men, whose purpose it has been to enjoy life's pleasures, but to avoid a manful struggle with its toil and sorrow.