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English Dictionary: dream by the DICT Development Group
5 results for dream
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
    Synonym(s): dream, dreaming
  2. imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
    Synonym(s): dream, dreaming
  3. a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
    Synonym(s): ambition, aspiration, dream
  4. a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
    Synonym(s): pipe dream, dream
  5. a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
  6. someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
  1. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy [syn: dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze]
  2. experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dream \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dream \Dream\ (dr[emac]m), n. [Akin to OS. dr[omac]m, D. droom,
      G. traum, Icel. draumr, Dan. & Sw. dr[94]m; cf. G. tr[81]gen
      to deceive, Skr. druh to harm, hurt, try to hurt. AS.
      dre[a0]m joy, gladness, and OS. dr[omac]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dream \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. [bd] Why does Antony dream
            out his hours?[b8] --Dryden.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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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