daydreaming daydreaming  /ˈdeɪd ˌri mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) absentminded dreaming while awake

Usage(s):

  1. Daydreaming may seem absentminded and pointless, but it actually demands a lot of the brain's processing power.
  2. Whether you're in the market for a new place, marketing the one you're in or just daydreaming about a mansion on Martha's Vineyard, these online hot spots are worth a quick tour.
  3. Abena Adofo, 23, said she was daydreaming when the door of her car burst open and up to 20 people ran in.

News

  1. Beach dreams

    I’ve been daydreaming of the beach the past few days. No particular beach, mind you. It could be Edisto, Folly, Hunting Island, Tybee, the Outer Banks, Virginia Beach, Ocean City, Dauphin Island — it doesn’t matter. Just a white stretch of sand with a cool sea breeze blowing, waves lapping at my toes and formations of brown pelicans patrolling overhead for tasty morsels from the ocean.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Times and Democrat

  2. 9 Tips For Boosting Productivity At Work This Summer

    Summer is upon us and over the next few weeks schools will be closing, the sun will be shining, and you’ll be daydreaming that you’re at the beach, on a boat, at the pool, or anywhere but your desk. There’s a good chance that all the excitement and distractions of summer will curb your productivity—but if you manage your time properly, communicate well, and shift priorities as needed, you can ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. 4 Reasons You’re Not Ready for Early Retirement

    Daydreaming about early retirement doesn’t mean you’ll actually enjoy it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: US News & World Report

Quotes

  1. "I just couldn't get the balls in for some reason," Williams said. "I think I lost a little focus like when I was up 4-0 in the second. I started daydreaming - I'm too experienced to daydream at that stage of a match."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Serena Williams Source: Forbes

  2. "When that happened, I was daydreaming of the early '80s when it used to happen all the time. And I guess some people either weren't around or don't remember how that used to be, but it was pretty neat," Earnhardt said. "You didn't have the...
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: SI.com

  3. "Whether it's daydreaming or wishful thinking, I start putting numbers together, wins and losses, and trying to figure it out," Palmer said.
    on Oct 7, 2009 By: Carson Palmer Source: CNATI

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