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dream

dream

 
 
pronunciation:
drim
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
dream up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of images or visions that accompany sleep, or that occur during waking reverie.
similar words:
daydream, fantasy, hallucination, nightmare, phantasmagoria, reverie, vision
definition 2: the period of sleep during which dreaming occurs.
definition 3: a strongly held purpose or goal.
synonyms:
hope, vision
similar words:
aim, ambition, aspiration, goal, intention, purpose
definition 4: a fanciful idea.
synonyms:
fancy, notion, whimsy
similar words:
conceit, crotchet, illusion, pipe dream
definition 5: one that is beautiful or fine.
synonyms:
vision
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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 imagine or think of (usu. fol. by of).
We dream of a better life.
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
phrase: dream up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to have a dream or vision during sleep.
definition 2: to have daydreams or fantasies.
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
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derivations: dreamless (adj.), dreamer (n.)
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