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Meaning of NIGHTMARE

Pronunciation:  'nItmehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream
  2. [n]  a situation resembling a terrifying dream
 

NIGHTMARE is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: incubus
 
 See Also: dream, dreaming, situation, state of affairs

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Night"mare`\, n. [Night + mare incubus. See {Mare}
incubus.]
1. A fiend or incubus formerly supposed to cause trouble in
   sleep.

2. A condition in sleep usually caused by improper eating or
   by digestive or nervous troubles, and characterized by a
   sense of extreme uneasiness or discomfort (as of weight on
   the chest or stomach, impossibility of motion or speech,
   etc.), or by frightful or oppressive dreams, from which
   one wakes after extreme anxiety, in a troubled state of
   mind; incubus. --Dunglison.

3. Hence, any overwhelming, oppressive, or stupefying
   influence.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having a nightmare indicates failure in business, disappointments, or decline in health. You may have been indulgent in things and need to cut back on such activities. Allow the mind and body to rest and heal.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bad dream, bogey, bogeyman, brown study, bugaboo, bugbear, clawing, cruciation, crucifixion, daydream, Dracula, dream, fantasy, fee-faw-fum, Frankenstein, frightener, ghost, ghoul, hell, hell upon earth, hobgoblin, holocaust, holy terror, horror, incubus, laceration, lancination, martyrdom, monster, ogre, ogress, passion, persecution, phantom, pipe dream, purgatory, rack, revenant, reverie, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, specter, succubus, terror, torment, torture, vampire, vision, werewolf, Wolf-man
 

 

 

 

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