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.

Wikipedia

  1. Dream

    A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream interpretation is the attempt at drawing meaning from dreams and searching for an underlying message. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep—when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. REM sleep is revealed by continuous movements of the eyes during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep. However, these dreams tend to be much less vivid or memorable. The length of a dream can vary; they may last for a few seconds, or approximately 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase. The average person has three to five dreams per night, and some may have up to seven; however, most dreams are immediately or quickly forgotten. Dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full eight-hour night sleep, most dreams occur in the typical two hours of REM. Dreams related to waking-life experiences are associated with REM theta activity, which suggests that emotional memory processing takes place in REM sleep.Opinions about the meaning of dreams have varied and shifted through time and culture. Many endorse the Freudian theory of dreams – that dreams reveal insight into hidden desires and emotions. Other prominent theories include those suggesting that dreams assist in memory formation, problem solving, or simply are a product of random brain activation.Sigmund Freud, who developed the psychological discipline of psychoanalysis, wrote extensively about dream theories and their interpretations in the early 1900s. He explained dreams as manifestations of one's deepest desires and anxieties, often relating to repressed childhood memories or obsessions. Furthermore, he believed that virtually every dream topic, regardless of its content, represented the release of sexual tension. In The Interpretation of Dreams (1899), Freud developed a psychological technique to interpret dreams and devised a series of guidelines to understand the symbols and motifs that appear in our dreams. In modern times, dreams have been seen as a connection to the unconscious mind. They range from normal and ordinary to overly surreal and bizarre. Dreams can have varying natures, such as being frightening, exciting, magical, melancholic, adventurous, or sexual. The events in dreams are generally outside the control of the dreamer, with the exception of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is self-aware. Dreams can at times make a creative thought occur to the person or give a sense of inspiration.

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

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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. Unknown:

    Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    In the process of pursuing your dreams, visions or aspirations you are most likely to encounter failures or challenges, which you may misconcept them to be stumbling blocks. But listen up, you shouldn't misconcept any failure or challenge. I mean, don't see any failure or challenge as a stumbling block. For, no failure or challenge is meant to be a stumbling a block to you. Rather, every failure or challenge is meant to serve as a stepping stone towards the realization or actualization of every dream, vision or aspiration. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Abdul Mohsen:

    This is a dream come true.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Dream job is seen only in the dream, not in reality in any company's team.

  5. Michael Brown:

    The Human Spirit can never be paralyzed. If you are breathing, you can dream.

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