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: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep
had a dream about climbing a mountain
gives me bad dreamscompare rem sleep
: a visionary (see visionary entry 1 sense 2a) creation of the imagination : daydream
the dreams of her youth
: a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality : reverie
walking around in a dream
: an object seen in a dreamlike state : vision
a man that was her dream come true
: something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality
the new car is a dream to operate
: a strongly desired goal or purpose
a dream of becoming president
: something that fully satisfies a wish : ideal
a meal that was a gourmet's dream
: to have a series of thoughts, images, or emotions while sleeping : to have a dream (see dream entry 1 sense 1)
doesn't recall dreaming last night
dream of departed loved ones
: to have a dream of
dreamt that he was running in the woods
Noun He had a dream about climbing a mountain. You were in my dream last night. I've found the man of my dreams. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would be so much fun. If you think the work will be easy, you're living in a dream world. He has had a lifelong dream of becoming an actor. It's a dream of mine to own a house in the country. Tell me your hopes and dreams. Making it to the Olympics was a dream come true. Verb Did it really happen or did I just dream it? He tends to dream big but he never really does the things he dreams of doing. See More
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NounThe dream ended for Auburn on Saturday night in Birmingham, and Alabama is moving on in the NCAA Tournament. —Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 19 Mar. 2023 After perhaps 40 minutes of incredibly soothing wordless sound (what was time inside that church?), and another dream narration from Laraaji and Arji, the piece ended. —Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rolling Stone, 19 Mar. 2023 But for now, the dream of seeing what kind of kitchen Meyers can put together with $150 million isn't dead yet. —Brendan Morrow, The Week, 18 Mar. 2023 Advertisement Within six months of arriving in town, Clarke fulfilled her dream of appearing onstage at the Old Globe Theatre. —Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 Part of the appeal of Scandi style is its close connection to lifestyle: the magazine dream of large white rooms tastefully appointed with midcentury design and shiny, happy people on bikes. —Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 17 Mar. 2023 The dream of Eugenia Kuyda, CEO of Luka and creator of Replika, was to create a therapeutic friend who would cheer you up and encourage you. —Katherine Cross, WIRED, 17 Mar. 2023 While securing a place at MIT was the dream of most students in the poll, the school is notoriously difficult to get into. —Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2023 Starring reggae icon Jimmy Cliff as Ivan Martin, a poor man from the countryside who travels to Kingston with the dream of becoming a musician, the film resonated for its relatable portrayal of life in Jamaica. —Ariana Marsh, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Mar. 2023
VerbMaisonette The Future Is Female Teether $12 at Maisonette For the budding feminist, a sweet reminder to dream big. —Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 17 Mar. 2023 Given that the permitting, construction and start-up of a large-scale new, greenfield refining operation in the U.S. would certainly take well more than a decade to complete, no company would dream of even attempting to mount such a project. —David Blackmon, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 Plaintiffs wouldn’t dream of bringing cases based on it. —Matt Ford, The New Republic, 13 Mar. 2023 This is proof that dreams dream big, and dreams do come true. —Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 13 Mar. 2023 This is proof that dreams — dream big and dreams do come true. —Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2023 The way Arenado is performing these days, hey, why not dream big? —Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2023 The Bridges dream Speculation regarding Houston's interest in both Bridges and Johnson was reported by The Athletic's Kelly Iko in early February, and interest in Bridges in particular appears rampant league-wide. —Michael Shapiro, Chron, 7 Mar. 2023 Few people would dream of writing a novel without characters, but a novel without a plot is practically normal. —B. D. Mcclay, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 See More
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