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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dreams.
  • n. A visionary.
  • n. An idealist.
  • n. A habitually impractical person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who dreams.
  • n. Someone whose beliefs are far from realistic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dreams.
  • n. A visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dreams; one who has dreams or visions.
  • n. A visionary: as, a political dreamer.
  • n. A mope; a sluggard.
  • n. A South American puff-bird of the genus Chelidoptera, as C. tenebrosa.
  • n. plural See the quotation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is dreaming
  • n. a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
  • n. someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

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