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dream

dream

 
 
pronunciation:
drim
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
dream up
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of images or visions that accompany sleep, or that occur during waking reverie.
I had a very vivid dream last night.
similar words:
daydream, fantasy, hallucination, nightmare, phantasmagoria, reverie, vision
definition 2: the period of sleep during which dreaming occurs.
The sound of a barking dog broke into her dream.
definition 3: a strongly held purpose or goal.
To act on the stage had been her dream since childhood.I still have a dream of becoming a doctor.
synonyms:
hope, vision
similar words:
aim, ambition, aspiration, goal, intention, purpose
definition 4: a fanciful idea.
Adding a balcony to the house was just another one of my little dreams.
synonyms:
fancy, notion, whimsy
similar words:
conceit, crotchet, illusion, pipe dream
definition 5: a thing or person that is absolutely beautiful or perfect.
Her new kitchen is a dream!I used to think the neighbor boy was a dream.
synonyms:
vision
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to have a dream or vision during sleep.
I sleep, but I never seem to dream.She often dreams about her mother.
definition 2: to have daydreams or fantasies.
You never do anything with your life; you're always dreaming!
synonyms:
daydream, fantasize, imagine, stargaze, visualize
similar words:
fantasy
definition 3: to remotely consider.
I wouldn't dream of leaving the baby alone in the park.
similar words:
consider, entertain, fantasy
definition 4: to imagine as something strongly desired (usu. fol. by "of").
The refugees dream of a better life for their children.He dreamt of stardom.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dreamed, dreaming, dreams, dreamt
definition 1: to see or experience during sleep or reverie.
similar words:
fantasy, hallucinate
definition 2: to envision; imagine.
synonyms:
envision, fantasize, imagine, picture, visualize
similar words:
fancy, fantasy, image
definition 3: to spend (time) by daydreaming (often fol. by "away").
He dreamed away the entire morning.
similar words:
drowse
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phrase: dream up
derivations: dreamless (adj.), dreamer (n.)