bad dream

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bad dream

: a dream that is scary or upsetting : nightmare
  • Scary movies always give me bad dreams.

Word by Word Definitions

bad play
  1. : failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor

  2. : unfavorable

  3. : not fresh : spoiled

  1. : something that is bad

  2. : an evil or unhappy state

  3. : fault

  1. : badly

dream play
  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: such as

  3. : a visionary (see 1visionary 2a) creation of the imagination : daydream

  1. : to have a series of thoughts, images, or emotions while sleeping : to have a dream (see 1dream 1)

  2. : to indulge in daydreams or fantasies

  3. : to appear tranquil or dreamy (see dreamy 3a)


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