Definitions of dream

  1. a cherished desire; " his ambition is to own his own business"
  2. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
  3. experience while sleeping; " She claims to never dream"; " He dreamt a strange scene"
  4. a fantastic but vain hope ( from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); " I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
  5. a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; " he went about his work as if in a dream"
  6. imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; " he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
  7. someone of something wonderful; " this dessert is a dream"
  8. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision.
  9. A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; - in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth.
  10. To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; - often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.
  11. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; - often followed by an objective clause.
  12. A train of thoughts or images passing through the mind during sleep; something seen in the imagination; a state of abstraction or reverie; an idle fancy; as, a dream of greatness; a wild scheme.
  13. To see or imagine in sleep; to see in the imagination, as possible future events.
  14. To have a train of ideas in sleep; to imagine possible or impossible future events; to indulge in idle fancies.
  15. Dreamer.
  16. Dreamt.
  17. Dreaming.
  18. A train of thoughts and fancies during sleep, a vision: something only imaginary.
  19. To fancy things during sleep: to think idly.
  20. To see in, or as in a dream:- pa. t. and pa. p. dreamed' or dreamt ( dremt).
  22. Dreamed or dreamt ( dremt).
  23. Thoughts and fancies in sleep; anything visionary.
  24. To fancy in sleep.
  25. To have a vision of while sleeping; have a dream or dreams; fancy; hope; imagine; meditate.
  26. A train of thoughts or images passing through the mind in sleep; also, a visionary idea or anticipation.
  27. An involuntary train of seemingly real fancies passing through the mind in sleep, sometimes ascribed to divine agency; a mere vision; a vain fancy; a wild conceit; an unfounded suspicion.
  28. To see in a dream. To dream away, to spend idly or vainly.
  29. To have fancies or images in the mind in the state of sleep; to think; to imagine; to think idly.
  30. Thoughts or ideas occupying the mind during sleep; a vain fancy.
  31. To have ideas or thoughts in the mind during sleep; to think or imagine; to see in a dream.

Usage examples for dream

  1. My dear, she said, I tell you it is not a dream. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. I know what I saw myself do in the dream. – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  3. I see,- Or is it but a dream? – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  4. There came another change over my dream. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  5. This can be nothing but a dream! – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  6. " But, Auntie, suppose it was no dream ... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  7. For many years the old man's dream had been to find a way by which Big Ingmar's son might come into his own again. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  8. How could I dream of this! – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  9. " It's not a dream," he said. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  10. To please him more, let him believe me dead, That he may never dream I may return. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  11. It's somebody you would never dream of. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  12. He doesn't dream that I would do such a thing. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  13. I go in a dream. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  14. But that was a dream, I'm sure." – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  15. Besides, I don't mind telling a friend like you that this is the dream of my life." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  16. The dream was not quite over, but it was nearly over. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  17. She heard him like one in a dream. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  18. But, dream or no dream, the strange thing was that it came true! – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  19. O, I shall dream about it! – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  20. I dream of them still.... – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer