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Meaning of DREAM

Pronunciation:  dreem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
  2. [n]  a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
  3. [n]  a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
  4. [n]  imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
  5. [n]  a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
  6. [n]  someone of something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
  7. [v]  have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
  8. [v]  experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"

DREAM is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ambition, aspiration, daydream, dreaming, pipe dream, stargaze, woolgather
 See Also: air castle, American Dream, castle in Spain, castle in the air, catch some Z's, comprehend, conceive of, concoct, daydream, daydreaming, desire, dream up, emulation, envisage, fantasy, flawlessness, hatch, ideate, imagery, imagination, imaginativeness, imagine, imaging, kip, log Z's, mental imagery, nationalism, ne plus ultra, nightmare, oneirism, perceive, perfection, phantasy, reverie, revery, sleep, sleeping, slumber, think of, think up, vision, wet dream, woolgathering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dream\ (dr[=e]m), n. [Akin to OS. dr[=o]m, D. droom, G.
    traum, Icel. draumr, Dan. & Sw. dr["o]m; cf. G. tr["u]gen to
    deceive, Skr. druh to harm, hurt, try to hurt. AS. dre['a]m
    joy, gladness, and OS. dr[=o]m joy are, perh., different
    words; cf. Gr. qry^los noise.]
    1. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary
       transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a
       sleeping vision.
             Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.
             I had a dream which was not all a dream. --Byron.
    2. 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.
             There sober thought pursued the amusing theme, Till
             Fancy colored it and formed a dream.  --Pope.
             It is not them a mere dream, but a very real aim
             which they propose.                   --J. C.
  2. \Dream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dreamed}or {Dreamt} (?); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Dreaming}.] [Cf. AS. dr?man, dr?man, to
    rejoice. See {Dream}, n.]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
             Here may we sit and dream Over the heavenly theme.
             They dream on in a constant course of reading, but
             not digesting.                        --Locke.
  3. \Dream\, v. t.
    To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or
    in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause.
          Your old men shall dream dreams.         --Acts ii. 17.
          At length in sleep their bodies they compose, And
          dreamt the future fight.                 --Dryden.
          And still they dream that they shall still succeed.
    {To dream} {away, out, through}, etc., to pass in revery or
       inaction; to spend in idle vagaries; as, to dream away an
       hour; to dream through life. `` Why does Antony dream out
       his hours?'' --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are dreaming means your emotional state. You are excessively worried and fearful about a situation or circumstance that you are going through.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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 (Gen. 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 (Gen. 20:3-7), Pharaoh's chief butler and baker (40:5), Pharaoh (41:1-8), the Midianites (Judg. 7:13), Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:1; 4:10, 18), the wise men from the east (Matt. 2:12), and Pilate's wife (27:19).

To Joseph "the Lord appeared in a dream," and gave him instructions regarding the infant Jesus (Matt. 1:20; 2:12, 13, 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).

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