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[n] a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
[n] a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
[n] a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
[n] imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
[n] a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
[n] someone of something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
[v] have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
[v] experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"


ambition - (3 syllables), aspiration - (4 syllables), daydream - (2 syllables), dreaming - (2 syllables), pipe dream - (2 syllables), stargaze - (2 syllables), woolgather - (3 syllables)

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\Dream\ (dr[=e]m), n. [Akin to OS. dr[=o]m, D. droom, G. traum, Icel. draumr, Dan. & Sw. dr["o]m; cf. G. tr["u]gen to deceive, Skr. druh to harm, hurt, try to hurt. AS. dre['a]m joy, gladness, and OS. dr[=o]m joy are, perh., different words; cf. Gr. qry^los noise.]
1. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision. Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes. --Dryden. I had a dream which was not all a dream. --Byron.
2. A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; -- in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth. There sober thought pursued the amusing theme, Till Fancy colored it and formed a dream. --Pope. It is not them a mere dream, but a very real aim which they propose. --J. C. Shairp.
\Dream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dreamed}or {Dreamt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dreaming}.] [Cf. AS. dr?man, dr?man, to rejoice. See {Dream}, n.]
1. To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; -- often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.
2. To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine. Here may we sit and dream Over the heavenly theme. --Keble. They dream on in a constant course of reading, but not digesting. --Locke.
\Dream\, v. t. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause. Your old men shall dream dreams. --Acts ii. 1
7. At length in sleep their bodies they compose, And dreamt the future fight. --Dryden. And still they dream that they shall still succeed. --Cowper. {To dream} {away, out, through}, etc., to pass in revery or inaction; to spend in idle vagaries; as, to dream away an hour; to dream through life. `` Why does Antony dream out his hours?'' --Dryden.