What is the meaning of dream?


  • A series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep.
    • usage: "I had a dream about you last night"
  • Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake.
    • usage: "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
  • A cherished desire.
    • usage: "his ambition is to own his own business"
  • A fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe. )
    • usage: "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
  • A state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality.
    • usage: "he went about his work as if in a dream"
  • Someone or something wonderful.
    • usage: "this dessert is a dream"


  • Have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy.
  • Experience while sleeping.
    • usage: "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"
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