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Definitions of dream

  1. a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. someone of something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; - often followed by an objective clause. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep which are dissociated from the usual stream of consciousness of the waking state. Medical Dictionary DB
  15. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To see or imagine in sleep; to see in the imagination, as possible future events. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To have a train of ideas in sleep; to imagine possible or impossible future events; to indulge in idle fancies. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Dreamer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Dreamt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Dreaming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A series of fantastic, more or less coordinate ideas or images, formed in the mind during sleep. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. A train of thoughts and fancies during sleep, a vision: something only imaginary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To fancy things during sleep: to think idly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To see in, or as in a dream:-pa.t. and pa.p. dreamed' or dreamt (dremt). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. DREAMINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Dreamed or dreamt (dremt). The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Thoughts and fancies in sleep; anything visionary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To fancy in sleep. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To have a vision of while sleeping; have a dream or dreams; fancy; hope; imagine; meditate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A train of thoughts or images passing through the mind in sleep; also, a visionary idea or anticipation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To see in a dream. To dream away, to spend idly or vainly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To have fancies or images in the mind in the state of sleep; to think; to imagine; to think idly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Thoughts or ideas occupying the mind during sleep; a vain fancy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To have ideas or thoughts in the mind during sleep; to think or imagine; to see in a dream. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. God has frequently made use of dreams in communicating his will to men. The most remarkable instances of this are recorded in the history of Jacob ( Genesis 28:12 ; 31:10 ), Laban ( 31:24 ), Joseph ( 37:9-11 ), Gideon (Judg. 7), and Solomon ( 1 Kings 3:5 ). Other significant dreams are also recorded, such as those of Abimelech ( Genesis 20:3-7 ), Pharaoh's chief butler and baker ( 40:5 ), Pharaoh ( 41:1-8 ), the Midianites ( Judges 7:13 ), Nebuchadnezzar ( Daniel 2:1 ; Daniel 4:10 Daniel 4:18 ), the wise men from the east ( Matthew 2:12 ), and Pilate's wife ( 27:19 ). To Joseph "the Lord appeared in a dream," and gave him instructions regarding the infant Jesus ( Matthew 1:20 ; Matthew 2:12 Matthew 2:13 Matthew 2:19 ). In a vision of the night a "man of Macedonia" stood before Paul and said, "Come over into Macedonia and help us" ( Acts 16:9 ; see also 18:9 ; 27:23 ). biblestudytools.com
  37. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  39. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. dr[=e]m, n. a train of thoughts and fancies during sleep, a vision: something only imaginary.--v.i. to fancy things during sleep: to think idly.--v.t. to see in, or as in, a dream:--pa.t. and pa.p. dreamed or dreamt (dremt).--ns. DREAM'ER; DREAM'ERY, a place favourable to dreams: dream-work.--adj. DREAM'FUL (Tenn.), dreamy.--n. DREAM'HOLE, one of the holes in the walls of steeples, towers, &c., for admitting light.--adv. DREAM'ILY.--n. DREAM'INESS.--adv. DREAM'INGLY.--n. DREAM'LAND, the land of dreams, reverie, or imagination.--adj. DREAM'LESS, free from dreams.--ns. DREAM'WHILE, the duration of a dream; DREAM'WORLD, a world of illusions.--adj. DREAM'Y, full of dreams: appropriate to dreams: dream-like. [M. E. dream, dr[=e]m, not recorded in A.S., but pointing to an assumed A.S. dréam, cog. with O. High Ger. troum, O. Norse draum, &c. This is distinct from the A.S. dréam, mirth, minstrelsy, being ultimately related to dreug-, draug-, drug-, to deceive, the radical sense therefore 'illusion.'] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Somnium -d. Waking, Hallucination. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  42. Vision, series of pictures or events, presented to sleeping person; act, time, of seeing such vision; waking d., similar experience of one awake; conscious indulgence of fancy, reverie, castle in the air, (also day-d.); thing (ideal, person, dress, dish, &c.) of dreamlike goodness, beauty, or refinement; d.-reader, interpreter of dd.; d.-world, -land, region outside the laws of nature. Hence dreamless, dreamlike, aa. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. (dreamt pr.). Have visions in sleep; see, hear, &c. in sleep (dreamt a d., did you d. it?, d. that. . ); imagine as in a dream, think possible; (with negative &c.) think of even in a d., so much as contemplate possibility of, have any conception of; fa into reverie; form imaginary visions of; be inactive or unpractical (& trans, d. away one\'s time). Hence dreamer n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Mental activity taking place during sleep, at times present to the foreconscious or conscious, in symbolic dramatic presentations. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  45. n. [Old Saxon] A thought, or series of thoughts, of a person in sleep; a sleeping vision;—an idle fancy; wild conceit; groundless suspicion; a reverie; a vagary. Cabinet Dictionary
  46. A phantasm of sleep, the thoughts of a sleeping man; an idle fancy. Complete Dictionary

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