dreamer vs idealist what difference

what is difference between dreamer and idealist

English

Etymology

From Middle English dremer, dremere, dremare, equivalent to dream +‎ -er. Cognate with West Frisian dreamer (dreamer), Saterland Frisian Dröömer (dreamer), Dutch dromer (dreamer), German Träumer (dreamer), Danish drømmer (dreamer), Swedish drömmare (dreamer).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɹimɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɹiːmə/
  • Rhymes: -iːmə(ɹ)

Noun

dreamer (plural dreamers)

  1. One who dreams.
  2. Someone whose beliefs are far from realistic.
    • 1971, John Lennon, Imagine
      You may say I’m a dreamer/ But I’m not the only one/ I hope someday you’ll join us/ And the world will live as one.
  3. Any anglerfish of the family Oneirodidae.
  4. swallow-wing puffbird (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)

Related terms

  • daydreamer

Translations

Further reading

  • dreamer at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • dreamer in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • rearmed, redream


English

Etymology

From French idéaliste, from Late Latin idealis (ideal), from Latin idea (idea).

Pronunciation

Noun

idealist (plural idealists)

  1. (philosophy) One who adheres to idealism.
  2. Someone whose conduct stems from idealism rather than from practicality.
  3. An unrealistic or impractical visionary.

Derived terms

  • idealistic
  • idealistically

Related terms

  • idea
  • idealism

Translations

References

  • idealist in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • idealist in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [idɛjaˈlist]

Noun

idealist m (indefinite plural idealistë, definite singular idealisti, definite plural idealistët)

  1. idealist

Related terms

  • ideal
  • idealizëm

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French idéaliste.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌi.deː.aːˈlɪst/
  • Hyphenation: ide‧a‧list
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun

idealist m (plural idealisten, feminine idealiste)

  1. An idealist.

Derived terms

  • idealistisch

Related terms

  • idealisme

Romanian

Etymology

From French idéaliste.

Adjective

idealist m or n (feminine singular idealistă, masculine plural idealiști, feminine and neuter plural idealiste)

  1. idealistic

Declension

Related terms

  • ideal
  • idealism

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • ideàlista

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ideǎlist/
  • Hyphenation: i‧de‧a‧list

Noun

ideàlist m (Cyrillic spelling идеа̀лист)

  1. idealist

Declension

Related terms

  • idealìzam, ideàlistkinja

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French idéaliste.

Adjective

idealist

  1. idealistic

Synonyms

  • ülkücü

Noun

idealist

  1. (philosophy) idealist

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