dream


dream
/drim / (say dreem)

noun
1. a succession of images or ideas present in the mind during sleep.
2. the sleeping state in which this occurs.
3. an object seen in a dream.
4. an involuntary vision occurring to one awake: a waking dream.
5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
6. a wild or vain fancy.
7. something or somebody of an unreal beauty or charm.
8. a hope that gives one inspiration; an aim.
9. Prison Colloquial a period of imprisonment of six months.
adjective
10. ideal: my dream home.
verb (dreamed or dreamt /drɛmt/ (say dremt), dreaming)
verb (i)
11. to have a dream or dreams.
12. to indulge in daydreams or reveries.
verb (t)
13. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
14. to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
phrase
15. dream away, to pass or spend (time, etc.) in dreaming.
16. dream of, to think or conceive of (something) in a very remote way: to dream of having a holiday.
17. dream on, Colloquial (an exclamation indicating that someone is being unrealistic.)
18. dream up, Colloquial to form or plan in the imagination; invent.
19. in a dream, inattentive, as if in a state of dreaming.
20. in your dreams, Colloquial (an exclamation indicating that the person addressed is indulging in wishful thinking or unrealistic fantasy.)
{Middle English dreem dream, Old English drēam mirth, noise; change of meaning probably due to Scandinavian influence. Compare Icelandic draumr dream}
dreamer, noun
dreamful, adjective
dreamless, adjective
dreamlessly, adverb
dreamlessness, noun
Usage: The forms dreamed and dreamt are in variation, with corpus evidence indicating that dreamed is now much more frequently used than dreamt.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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