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Meaning of PIPE DREAM

Pronunciation:  pIp dreem

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
 
 Synonyms: dream
 
 See Also: fantasy, phantasy

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, airy hope, airy nothing, autism, bad dream, be absent, bemusement, brown study, bubble, castle-building, chimera, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, deception, deluded belief, delusion, depth of thought, dereism, divagate, dream, dream of, dream vision, dreaming, dreamland, dreamworld, engrossment, false belief, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, freak out, go woolgathering, golden dream, ignis fatuus, illusion, incubus, misbelief, misconception, moon, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, nightmare, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, quixotic ideal, reverie, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion, stargaze, stargazing, stray, study, trance, trick, trip, unreal hope, utopia, vapor, vision, Walter Mitty, wander, woolgathering, wrong impression
 

 

 

 

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