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  • v. Present participle of daydream.
  • n. An instance of daydreaming; a daydream or reverie.

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

  • n. absentminded dreaming while awake


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A new study by University of British Columbia researchers, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that daydreaming is an extremely active, cognitively complex mental state:

    Boing Boing

  • In all of this Supreme Court daydreaming, is any rightwinger going to say outright, “Everything we said about “judicial activism” was pure smokescreen”?

    Matthew Yglesias » Constitutional Objections to Health Reform

  • Thinking/daydreaming is essential to my process and coming to understand and see this as a respectable part of the writing process this has enabled me to embrace it.

    Knowing Your Process – How « Write Anything

  • Now the daydreaming is back -- in career form (of sorts).


  • The most surprising Democrat to engage in this daydreaming is one who never dated Dean in the first place: Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic.

    September 2004

  • Strive as I would, ever my fancy eluded my will and wantoned in daydreaming of the good things I had eaten and of the good things

    Chapter 19

  • Gyanendra was "daydreaming" - a surprising display of disrespect to the former monarch. Top Stories

  • Whether P.V. Narasimha Rao, the then prime minister, was 'daydreaming' - as the judge's report suggests - or actually taking an indolent Sunday afternoon nap while the Babri mosque was being demolished is no longer terribly important.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • With huge big dollops of Superman, Batman and Spiderman respectively, cause obviously I'd want to give a nod to the Big Three in a pulp metafiction sorta way, cause who doesn't love a bit of pastiche and -- look, daydreaming is my job, OK?))

    Respect, Bro!

  • That may sound like funny advice, since daydreaming is something that’s generally discouraged, whether in school or in business meetings.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Finding the Time


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