daydream Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “daydream” in the English Dictionary

"daydream" in British English

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daydreamnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈdeɪ.driːm/
a ​series of ​pleasantthoughts about something you would ​prefer to be doing or something you would like to ​achieve in the ​future: He never ​paidattention in ​class and ​seemed to be in apermanent daydream. I was just ​enjoying a daydream aboutwinning the Nobel Prize for ​literature.
verb [I] uk   us  
C1 Stop daydreaming and do some ​work!
noun [C] uk   /-driː.mər/  us   /-driː.mɚ/
(Definition of daydream from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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daydreamnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdeɪˌdrim/
a set of ​pleasantthoughts about something that you would like to do or ​achieve, but which is not ​likely: I had a daydream that I’d ​win the ​roadrace.
verb [I]  us   /ˈdeɪˌdrim/
She would daydream in ​class about ​horsebackriding and other things she’d ​rather be doing.
(Definition of daydream from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “daydream”
in Arabic يَحلَم في النهار…
in Korean 백일몽을 꾸다…
in Portuguese sonhar acordado…
in Catalan somiar despert…
in Japanese (人)が空想にふける…
in Chinese (Simplified) 美梦,幻想,白日梦…
in Turkish hayal kurmak, dalıp gitmek…
in Russian мечтать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 美夢,幻想,白日夢…
in Italian sognare a occhi aperti…
in Polish marzyć, śnić (na jawie)…
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