intransitive verb Date: 1796 to engage in woolgathering • woolgatherer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • woolgather — [wool′gath΄ər] vi. [from the practice of wandering to gather tufts of wool caught on thorns and hedges] to engage in idle or aimless daydreaming, speculation, etc. woolgatherer n. woolgathering n …   English World dictionary

  • woolgather — woolgatherer, n. /wool gadh euhr/, v.i. to engage in woolgathering. [1840 50; by back formation from WOOLGATHERING] * * * …   Universalium

  • woolgather — verb To daydream …   Wiktionary

  • woolgather — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To experience dreams or daydreams: daydream, dream, fantasize, muse1. See REAL …   English dictionary for students

  • woolgather — v. daydream, fantasize; collect bits of wool that have been shed by sheep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • woolgather — verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑dream, ↑daydream, ↑stargaze • See Also: ↑dream up (for: ↑dream) …   Useful english dictionary

  • daydream — I noun absentminded dreaming while awake • Syn: ↑reverie, ↑revery, ↑daydreaming, ↑oneirism, ↑air castle, ↑castle in the air, ↑castle in Spain …   Useful english dictionary

  • stargaze — verb 1. observe the stars • Derivationally related forms: ↑stargazer, ↑stargazing • Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology • Hypernyms: ↑gaze, ↑stare …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolgatherer — noun see woolgather …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • woolgatherer — See woolgather. * * * …   Universalium

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