What does Dream mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dream, dreaming(noun)

    a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

    "I had a dream about you last night"

  2. dream, dreaming(noun)

    imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake

    "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

  3. ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

  4. pipe dream, dream(noun)

    a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)

    "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

  5. dream(noun)

    a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality

    "he went about his work as if in a dream"

  6. dream(verb)

    someone or something wonderful

    "this dessert is a dream"

  7. dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze(verb)

    have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

  8. dream(verb)

    experience while sleeping

    "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"

Wiktionary

  1. dream(Noun)

    Imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.

  2. dream(Noun)

    A hope or wish.

  3. dream(Verb)

    To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping

  4. dream(Verb)

    To hope, to wish

  5. dream

    To daydream

    Stop dreaming and get back to work.

  6. dream

    to create an imaginary experience (usually when asleep)

    I dreamed a vivid dream last night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dream(noun)

    the thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. drman, drman, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]

  2. Dream(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. drman, drman, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]

  3. Dream(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. drman, drman, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]

  4. Dream(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. drman, drman, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]

  5. Dream(verb)

    to have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. drman, drman, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]

Freebase

  1. Dream

    Dream is a fictional character and the protagonist of DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman. One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings older and greater than gods, Dream is both lord and personification of all dreams and stories, all that is not in reality. He has taken many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros, and his appearance can change depending on the person who is seeing him. Dream was named the sixth-greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine. He was also named fifteenth in IGN's 100 Top Comic Book Heroes list.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dream

    drēm, 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, drēm, 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.']

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. dream

    1. A place where the starving feel the pangs of gluttony, and the threadbare wear opera-hats and spats. 2. A magic mirror wherein the dead appear to mock us with their happiness. 3. A cerebral phenomenon caused on upper Fifth Avenue by eating too much, and on the lower East Side by eating too little. 4. The Valhalla and the Welsh Rabbit; the Brocken where the souls of the animals, fish and birds we have eaten hold their revels; a private theater where indigestion is the prompter.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DREAM

    What a man may call a woman, though a Pill may have suggested it. Sweethearts are dreams because they seldom come true; wives, because they're often a night-mare, and both because they go by contraries.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dream' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2712

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dream' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2610

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dream' in Nouns Frequency: #742

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dream' in Verbs Frequency: #612

Anagrams for Dream »

  1. Ad rem

  2. Derma

  3. Mdear

  4. Ramed

How to pronounce Dream?

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How to say Dream in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dream in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dream in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Dream in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

  2. Matt Keelen:

    The Cuba situation ties into everything that makes Marco Marco, which is he understands, from the position of a son of two immigrants, what it means to come from a country like that to this one, it fits into what I believe, if he runs, his theme is going to be — which is the lack of belief in the American Dream.

  3. Bianca (Mae Whitman) movie written by Kody Keplinger:

    you used to make me so upset, but now I just feel bad for you. Yeah, I'm somebody's DUFF. Guess what, so are you. So is everybody. There's always gonna be somebody prettier or more talented or richer than you, but it shouldn't affect how you see yourself. You label everybody to try to keep them down, but you end up missing out on all this great stuff around you. You have Wesley, and you treat him like he's stupid, but he isn't. And people don't like him because he's with you. They like him because he's, like, an amazing guy. Look, I like myself. I wouldn't wanna be anybody else. And I realize now that none of this matters to me. But it does to you. It's your dream. And I totally support that. Just don't tear me down for not giving a shit about your labels, because in the end, they're meaningless.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In childhood, many people dream of running away to join the circus. But then they grow up and find a proper job. I sometimes wonder that at least a few must have followed their dreams of joining a circus, otherwise there won't be a circus around. It's all about following one's dreams with total passion, even though it's about joining a circus.....and one doesn't have to run away to pursue one's dreams!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We're always what we think. Our thoughts dictate our actions, confidence, self-esteem and achievements; or lack thereof. So, always think high and dream big, and take the high road.

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