daydream

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. reverie, castle in the air, fancy. See hope, imagination, inattention.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. reverie, vision, fantasy; see dream 1 , fantasy 2 .
v.
Syn. fantasize, muse, stargaze, go woolgathering; see dream 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
fantasy, reverie, *castle in the air, figment of the imagination, musing, visualization, fancy, imagining, pipe dream, *woolgathering.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun An illusory mental image: dream, fancy, fantasy, fiction, figment, illusion, phantasm, phantasma, reverie, vision. See REAL. II verb To experience dreams or daydreams: dream, fantasize, muse1, woolgather. See REAL.

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