Definitions

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  • n. An imaginary child representing a concept, usually personifying a puerile or puellile ideal.
  • n. A child who is not physically extant, due to being dead or for not having been born.

Etymologies

Dream + child. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (From Borders. com) Emanating from the cramped bowels of a dimly lit station-the demented dreamchild of hip, melancholy host Joaquin-Ghost Radio is a sanctuary for sleepless denizens of the night lost halfway between this world and the next.

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  • The "Spider-Man" musical – the dreamchild of "Lion King" director Julie Taymor with music by U2's Bono and The Edge – hasn't been hurt at the box office by the raft of injuries, cancellations, the defection of a lead actress, in-show delays and postponements.

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  • Tesla is the dreamchild of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk, but not even Mr. Musk's ample bank account is capable of providing financing on the scale required to bring a car to market.

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  • But Tiny Tim is left, and the Christ Child is left, and my child is left, and yours -- even your dear dreamchild "upon the tedious shores of Lethe" that always comes back at Christmas.

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  • The show - the dreamchild of "Lion King" director Julie Taymor with music by U2's Bono and

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  • The "Spider-Man" musical - the dreamchild of "Lion King" director Julie Taymor with music by U2's Bono and The Edge - hasn't been hurt at the box office by the raft of injuries, cancellations, the defection of a lead actress, in-show delays and postponements.

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  • The intricate musicianship and time sig changes are a progger's dreamchild and this band delivers in spades.

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  • Turns out, health savings plans were the dreamchild of a guy named J. Patrick Rooney, who at the time was chairman of Golden Rule.

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