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dreamer (n.)

early 14c., "one who dreams," agent noun from dream (v.). Meaning "idler, daydreamer" emerged by late 14c. Old English dreamere meant "musician."

updated on October 09, 2018

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Definitions of dreamer from WordNet

dreamer (n.)
someone who is dreaming;
dreamer (n.)
someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations;
Synonyms: idealist
dreamer (n.)
a person who escapes into a world of fantasy;
Synonyms: escapist / wishful thinker
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