|1.||[ noun ] (psychology) a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep|
"I had a dream about you last night"
|Related terms:||imagination nightmare wet_dream sleeping|
|2.||[ verb ] have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy|
|Synonyms:||woolgather daydream stargaze|
|Related terms:||imagine think_up idealist reverie daydreamer lotus-eater escapist|
|3.||[ verb ] experience while sleeping|
"She claims to never dream" "He dreamt a strange scene"
|Related terms:||perceive fantasize sleep|
|4.||[ noun ] imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake|
"he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
|Related terms:||imagination reverie woolgathering|
|5.||[ noun ] a cherished desire|
"his ambition is to own his own business"
|Related terms:||desire American_Dream emulation nationalism aspire|
|6.||[ noun ] a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)|
"I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
|7.||[ noun ] a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality|
"he went about his work as if in a dream"
|8.||[ noun ] someone of something wonderful|
"this dessert is a dream"