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1dream

noun, often attributive \ˈdrēm\

: a series of thoughts, visions, or feelings that happen during sleep

: an idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real

: something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time

Full Definition of DREAM

1
:  a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep — compare rem sleep
2
:  an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream: as
a :  a visionary creation of the imagination :  daydream
b :  a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality :  reverie
c :  an object seen in a dreamlike state :  vision
3
:  something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality <the new car is a dream to operate>
4
a :  a strongly desired goal or purpose <a dream of becoming president>
b :  something that fully satisfies a wish :  ideal <a meal that was a gourmet's dream>
dream·ful \-fəl\ adjective
dream·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
dream·ful·ness noun
dream·less adjective
dream·less·ly adverb
dream·less·ness noun
dream·like \ˈdrēm-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of DREAM

  1. He had a dream about climbing a mountain.
  2. You were in my dream last night.
  3. I've found the man of my dreams.
  4. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
  5. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would be so much fun.
  6. If you think the work will be easy, you're living in a dream world.
  7. He has had a lifelong dream of becoming an actor.
  8. It's a dream of mine to own a house in the country.
  9. Tell me your hopes and dreams.
  10. Making it to the Olympics was a dream come true.

Origin of DREAM

Middle English dreem, from Old English drēam noise, joy, and Old Norse draumr dream; akin to Old High German troum dream
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2dream

verb

: to have visions and thoughts in your sleep : to have a dream while you are sleeping

: to think about something that you wish would happen or something that you want to do or be

dreamed \ˈdrem(p)t, ˈdrēmd\ or dreamt \ˈdrem(p)t\ dream·ing \ˈdrē-miŋ\

Full Definition of DREAM

intransitive verb
1
:  to have a dream
2
:  to indulge in daydreams or fantasies <dreaming of a better future>
3
:  to appear tranquil or dreamy <houses dream in leafy shadows — Gladys Taber>
transitive verb
1
:  to have a dream of
2
:  to consider as a possibility :  imagine
3
:  to pass (time) in reverie or inaction <dreaming the hours away>
dream of
:  to consider possible or fitting <wouldn't dream of disturbing you>

Examples of DREAM

  1. Did it really happen or did I just dream it?
  2. He tends to dream big but he never really does the things he dreams of doing.

First Known Use of DREAM

13th century

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