from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Indulgence in reveries or in fanciful and sanguine schemes.


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  • I was genuinely blown away by the capabilities of this application and started day-dreaming about the difference it could have made to my path through 3rd level education.

    May 2009

  • (I do have my own personal problems that I have almost no hope to resolve, except by having some happy day-dreaming now and then to ease the pressure.)

    Rational Autocrats, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • * The roots of shooter's grudge against Giffords: A friend of Loughton tells Mother Jones that his grudge against Giffords as a "fake" goes back years, and adds that Loughton was a devotee of "lucid dreaming," i.e., the art of creating an alternate reality with conscious day-dreaming.

    The Morning Plum

  • My downtime at work was spent day-dreaming up dishes and planning elaborate meals.

    Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn: Aliya LeeKong: Behind a Michelin Star

  • She buries her nose in cookbooks and happily spends 100% of her spare time day-dreaming, crafting and developing recipes to compete with.

    Liza de Guia: The Perfect Bite: 150 Cod Tongues & A Passion for New Nordic Cuisine (VIDEO)

  • I find myself day-dreaming over incidents of the last cruise, or wondering if the striped bass are running on Wingo Slough, or eagerly reading the newspapers for reports of the first northern flights of ducks.


  • Strive as I would, ever my fancy eluded my will and wantoned in day-dreaming of the good things I had eaten and of the good things I would eat if ever I were rescued from my lonely situation.

    Chapter 19

  • I was in London this past week (and Paris for one glorious day!) and I saw an inscription in St. Paul's Cathedral that I think you'll appreciate, as it stopped me in my day-dreaming tracks!

    la recolte - French Word-A-Day

  • Sounds very wrong and conjures up images of teenagers day-dreaming of T&A with their hands down their pants!

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  • Look, I know I got carried away day-dreaming, me foolish raver.

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