Meaning of “daydream” in the English Dictionary

"daydream" in British English

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daydreamnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.driːm/ us /ˈdeɪ.driːm/
verb [ I ] uk us


Stop daydreaming and do some work!
noun [ C ] uk /ˈdeɪ.driː.mər/ us /ˈdeɪ.driː.mɚ/

(Definition of “daydream” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daydream" in American English

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daydreamnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdeɪˌdrim/

a set of pleasant thoughts about something that you would like to do or achieve, but which is not likely:

I had a daydream that I’d win the road race.
verb [ I ] us /ˈdeɪˌdrim/

She would daydream in class about horseback riding and other things she’d rather be doing.

(Definition of “daydream” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)