AskDefine | Define daydream

Dictionary Definition

daydream n : absent-minded dreaming while awake [syn: reverie, revery, daydreaming, oneirism, air castle, castle in the air, castle in Spain]


1 have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy [syn: dream, woolgather, stargaze]
2 have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked out the window, daydreaming" [syn: moon]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts not connected to immediate reality.


A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts


  1. To have such a series of thoughts; to woolgather.
    Stop daydreaming and get back to work!


To have such a series of thoughts

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Extensive Definition

A daydream is a visionary fantasy experienced while awake, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes, or ambitions. There are so many different types of daydreaming that there is still no consensus definition amongst psychologists.


daydream in Arabic: أحلام اليقظة
daydream in Japanese: 白昼夢
daydream in Norwegian: Dagdrøm
daydream in Polish: Marzenia dzienne
daydream in Russian: Мечта
daydream in Swedish: Dagdröm
daydream in Ukrainian: Мрія

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, airy nothing, autism, bad dream, be absent, bemusement, brown study, bubble, castle-building, chimera, conceiving, daydreamer, daydreaming, deception, deluded belief, delusion, depth of thought, dereism, divagate, dream, dream of, dream vision, dreaming, dreamland, dreamworld, engrossment, false belief, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, freak out, go woolgathering, ignis fatuus, illusion, imagination, imagining, incubus, misbelief, misconception, moon, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, nightmare, nostalgia, phantasm, pipe dream, pipe-dream, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, reverie, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion, stargaze, stargazing, stray, study, trance, trick, trip, vapor, vision, wander, wishful thinking, wishfulness, wistful eye, wistfulness, woolgathering, wrong impression, yearnfulness
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