From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdaydreamday‧dream1 /ˈdeɪdriːm/ ●○○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 DREAMIMAGINEto think about something pleasant, especially when this makes you forget what you should be doing → dreamdaydream about 🔊 What are you daydreaming about? There’s work to be done.► see thesaurus at imagine —daydreamer noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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daydream• As children, we learn that we shouldn't daydream.• At school, he was always being told to 'stop daydreaming'.• Blackthorne was sitting alone in a corner of the garden, daydreaming.• These seem amazingfacts in a country which daydreams about exporting its democracy.• Many women daydream about having time to themselves.• Carol sat at her desk, daydreaming about meeting Mel Gibson.• Colin began to daydream about what he would do if he won the lottery.• Almost anyone who has ever read a good book has daydreamed about writing his or her own best-seller.• This is a wonderful place to daydream and dawdle.• Mark had begun to daydream, and didn't even hear the teacher's question.• Daniel was a quiet child who daydreamed in class.• Irene daydreamed incessantly of hillystreets, cable cars, Chinatown and Rice-o-Roni.• When Charles tapped me on the shoulder I was daydreaming of goldenbeaches and palmtrees.• Those who have been daydreaming or carving their initials into the desktops sit up.• The old hands were less excited and settled down to daydream the time away until supper.• You crumple the paper and begin daydreaming to ease the frustration.daydreamdaydream2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 IMAGINEpleasant thoughts you have while you are awake that make you forget what you are doing → dream
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daydream• When he came out, he thought, he would sit in the driver's seat and allow himself a daydream.• She was sitting at the back of the class, lost in a daydream.• Neil seemed lost in a daydream, and didn't hear what I said.• It was a deliciously decadentdaydream which stirred the blood, sendingadrenalinpumping through his system.• I began to have daydreams about us being married.• Ingrid was brought out of her daydream by a shout from her mother.• Jolted from his daydreams, Lucien had time only to feel a rush of air as Amber Epipheny sweptpast him.• These stories and my daydreamsunderlined what was happening in Lobethal and elsewhere.• Something moved in the water and snapped me out of my daydream.• There are also fantasies where there is no seriousdesire for fulfilment, as in the manner of daydreams.