1. [ noun ] (psychology) a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
Synonyms: dreaming

"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
Synonyms: dreaming

"he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

Related terms: imagination reverie woolgathering
5. [ noun ] a cherished desire
Synonyms: ambition aspiration

"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)
Synonyms: pipe_dream

"I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

Related terms: fantasy
7. [ noun ] a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality

"he went about his work as if in a dream"

Related terms: reverie
8. [ noun ] someone of something wonderful

"this dessert is a dream"

Related terms: perfection
Similar spelling:   dreamy