Crotchet vs Dream - What's the difference?

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Crotchet is a related term of dream.

As nouns the difference between crotchet and dream

is that crotchet is (music) a musical note one beat long in 4/4 time while dream is imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.

As verbs the difference between crotchet and dream

is that crotchet is to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet while dream is (lb) to see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • (music) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.
  • A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook (obsolete except in crochet hook).
  • (archaic) a whim or a fancy
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, chapter XIII, ''Democracy
  • Thou who walkest in a vain shew, looking out with ornamental dilettante sniff and serene supremacy at all Life and all Death; and amblest jauntily; perking up thy poor talk into crotchets , thy poor conduct into fatuous somnambulisms
  • * De Quincey
  • He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he could never explain to any rational man.
  • A forked support; a crotch.
  • * Dryden
  • The crotchets of their cot in columns rise.
  • (military, historical) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.
  • (military) The arrangement of a body of troops, either forward or rearward, so as to form a line nearly perpendicular to the general line of battle.
  • (printing) A bracket.
  • Synonyms

    * (musical note) quarter note (US)

    Derived terms

    * crotchety


    (en verb)
  • to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet
  • (obsolete) to play music in measured time
  • (Donne)
    ---- ==Jèrriais==


  • (punctuation) bracket
  • Derived terms




    (wikipedia dream)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . The derivation from Old English dr?am'' is controversial, since the word itself is only attested in writing in its meaning of “joy, mirth, musical sound”. Possibly there was a separate word ''dr?am meaning “images seen while sleeping”, which was avoided in literature due to potential confusion with “joy” sense, which would account for the common definition in the other Germanic languages, or the derivation may indeed simply be a strange progression from “mirth, joy, musical sound”.. Attested words for “sleeping vision” in Old English were . The verb is from (etyl) (m), possibly (see above) from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.
  • * (Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • I had a dream' which was not all a ' dream .
  • *
  • She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.
  • A hope or wish.
  • *
  • So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams .
  • * (Martin Luther King)
  • I have a dream' that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a ' dream today!
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=August 5, author=Nathan Rabin
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  • A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • There sober thought pursued the amusing theme, / Till Fancy coloured it and formed a dream .
  • * (w) (1819-1885)
  • It is not to them a mere dream , but a very real aim which they propose.


    * (events experienced whilst asleep) sweven (archaic)

    Derived terms

    * American dream * daydream * dreamboat * dreamcatcher * dreamland * dreamscape * dream team * dreamy * dream vision * dreamworld * live the dream * lucid dream * pipe dream * wet dream

    See also

    * nightmare


  • (lb) To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.
  • (lb) To hope, to wish.
  • (lb) To daydream.
  • :
  • (lb) To envision as an imaginary experience (usually when asleep).
  • :
  • *(and other bibliographic particulars) (Cowper)
  • *:And still they dream that they shall still succeed.
  • *(and other bibliographic particulars) (Dryden)
  • *:At length in sleep their bodies they compose, / And dreamt the future fight, and early rose.
  • (lb) To consider the possibility (of).
  • :
  • *1599-1602 , (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet) , Act I scene 5, lines 167-8
  • *:There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
  • Derived terms

    * bedream * dream up * dream on

    Usage notes

    * "Dreamt" is less common in both US and UK English in current usage, though somewhat more prevalent in the UK than in the US. "Drempt" is quite rare, possibly just eye-dialect.