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dream

noun

1 dream

A series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep:
— I had a dream about you last night.

synonym: dreaming.

Roget 515: imagination; originality; invention; fancy; inspiration; verve.    warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, ... show more

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Roget 4: unsubstantiality, insubstantiality; nothingness, nihility; no degree, no part, no quantity, no thing.    nothing, naught, nil, nullity, zero, cipher, ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: dromen, droom
Polish: widzenie senne, marzenie senne, marzenie, sen



2 dream

Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake:
— He lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality.

synonym: dreaming.

Polish: rozmarzenie

3 dream

A cherished desire.

synonyms: ambition, aspiration.

Dutch: ambitie, aspiratie, aspiraties, eerzucht
Polish: dążenie, dążność

4 dream

A fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe):
— I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe.

synonym: pipe dream.

Dutch: luchtkasteel, toekomstdroom
Polish: miraż, mrzonka, utopia, złudzenie

5 dream

A state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality.

Dutch: droom

6 dream

Someone or something wonderful.

verb

1 dream

Have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy.

synonyms: daydream, stargaze, woolgather.

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more

Roget 515: imagine, fancy, conceive; idealize, realize; dream, dream of, dream up; give to airy nothing a local habitation and a give to airy nothing a local habitation and a name" [Midsummer Night's Dream]. create, originate, devise, invent, ... show more

Roget 495: be erroneous etc. adj.. cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform etc. (misteach) 538; delude; ... show more

Roget 458: be inattentive etc. adj.; overlook, disregard; pass by etc. (neglect) 460; not observe etc. 457; think little of.    close one's eyes to, ... show more

Roget 451: think, reflect, cogitate, excogitate, consider, deliberate; bestow thought upon, bestow consideration upon; speculate, contemplate, meditate, ponder, muse, ... show more

Dutch: dagdromen, dromen

2 dream

Experience while sleeping.

Dutch: dromen


Moby thesaurus: Miss America, Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, ace, ache, airy hope, airy nothing, aspiration, assume, autism, bad dream, bathing beauty, be absent, be afraid, beau ideal, beaut ... show more.

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