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

  • adj. Resembling a dream; ethereal or vague.
  • adj. Given to daydreams or reverie.
  • adj. Soothing and serene.
  • adj. Informal Inspiring delight; wonderful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. As in a dream; resembling a dream.
  • adj. sexy; handsome; attractive
  • adj. having a pleasant or romantic atmosphere

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding in dreams or given to dreaming; appropriate to, or like, dreams; visionary.
  • adj. soothing; restful.
  • adj. Like what one dreams of; wonderful; delightful; marvelous; ideal.
  • adj. Prone to indulge in fantasy or daydreaming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of dreams; given to dreaming; relating to or associated with dreams; giving rise to dreams: as, dreamy moods.
  • Having the characteristics of a dream; consisting of or resembling idle imaginations; dream-like; vague; indistinct; visionary: as, he led a dreamy existence.

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

  • adj. dreamy in mood or nature
  • adj. lacking spirit or liveliness


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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