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dream

 (drēm)
n.
1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
2. A daydream; a reverie.
3. A state of abstraction; a trance: wandering around in a dream.
4. A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration: a dream of owning their own business.
5. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope: He knew that playing for a professional team was only a dream.
6. Informal One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful: Her boyfriend is a dream.
v. dreamed or dreamt (drĕmt), dream·ing, dreams
v.intr.
1. To experience a dream in sleep: dreamed of meeting an old friend.
2. To daydream: sat there dreaming during class.
3. To have a deep aspiration or hope: dreaming of a world at peace.
4. To regard something as feasible or practical: I wouldn't dream of skiing on icy slopes.
v.tr.
1. To experience a dream of while asleep: Did it storm last night, or did I dream it?
2. To conceive as possible; imagine: We never dreamed it would snow so much.
3. To have as an aspiration or hope: She dreams that she will become a pilot.
4. To pass (time) idly or in reverie.
Phrasal Verbs:
dream on Informal
Used in the imperative to indicate that a statement or suggestion is improbable or unrealistic.
dream up
To invent; concoct: dreamed up a plan to corner the market.

[Middle English drem, from Old English drēam, joy, music; akin to Old Saxon drōm, mirth, dream.]

dream

(driːm)
n
1. (Psychology)
a. mental activity, usually in the form of an imagined series of events, occurring during certain phases of sleep
b. (as modifier): a dream sequence.
c. (in combination): dreamland. oneiric
2. (Psychology)
a. a sequence of imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; daydream; fantasy
b. (as modifier): a dream world.
3. a person or thing seen or occurring in a dream
4. a cherished hope; ambition; aspiration
5. a vain hope
6. a person or thing that is as pleasant, or seemingly unreal, as a dream
7. go like a dream to move, develop, or work very well
vb, dreams, dreaming, dreamed or dreamt (drɛmt)
8. (may take a clause as object) to undergo or experience (a dream or dreams)
9. (intr) to indulge in daydreams
10. (Psychology) (intr) to suffer delusions; be unrealistic: you're dreaming if you think you can win.
11. (when: intr, foll by of or about) to have an image (of) or fantasy (about) in or as if in a dream
12. (foll by: of) to consider the possibility (of): I wouldn't dream of troubling you.
adj
too good to be true; ideal: dream kitchen.
[Old English drēam song; related to Old High German troum, Old Norse draumr, Greek thrulos noise]
ˈdreamful adj
ˈdreamfully adv
ˈdreaming n, adj
ˈdreamingly adv
ˈdreamless adj
ˈdreamlessly adv
ˈdreamlessness n
ˈdreamˌlike adj

dream

(drim)

n., v. dreamed dreamt, dream•ing, n.
1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
2. a particular sequence of such images, thoughts, or feelings: a recurring dream about a circus.
3. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
4. a daydream or reverie.
5. an aspiration; goal; aim.
6. a wild or vain fancy.
7. something of unreal or striking beauty, charm, or excellence.
v.i.
8. to have a dream.
9. to indulge in daydreams or reveries.
10. to conceive of something in a very remote way (usu. fol. by of): I wouldn't dream of leaving.
v.t.
11. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
12. to imagine as possible; fancy; conceive.
13. to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away): to dream away the afternoon.
14. dream up, to form in the imagination; devise.
adj.
15. most desirable; ideal: a dream vacation.
[before 1000; Middle English dreem, Old English drēam joy, mirth]
dream′ful, adj.
dream′ful•ly, adv.
dream′ful•ness, n.
dream′ing•ly, adv.
dream′like`, adj.

dream

Dream can be a noun or a verb. The past tense and -ed participle of the verb is either dreamed /driːmd/ or dreamt /dremt/.

Dreamed is more common in American English.

1. used as a noun

A dream is an imaginary series of events that you experience in your mind while you are asleep.

In his dream he was sitting in a theatre watching a play.

You say that someone has a dream.

The other night I had a strange dream.
Sam has bad dreams every night.

You don't usually say that someone 'dreams a dream'.

A dream is also a situation or event that you often think about because you would like it to happen.

My dream is to have a house in the country.
His dream of becoming a pilot had come true.
2. used as a verb

When someone experiences imaginary events while they are asleep, you can say that they dream something happens or dream that something happens.

I dreamed Marnie was in trouble.
Daniel dreamt that he was back in Minneapolis.

You can also say that someone dreams about someone or something or dreams of them.

Last night I dreamed about you.
I dreamt of him every night.

When someone thinks about a situation that they would like to happen, you can say that they dream of having something or dream of doing something.

He dreamt of having a car.
I've always dreamed of becoming a writer.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'dreams to have' something or 'dreams to do' something.

dream


Past participle: dreamed/dreamt
Gerund: dreaming

Imperative
dream
dream
Present
I dream
you dream
he/she/it dreams
we dream
you dream
they dream
Preterite
I dreamed/dreamt
you dreamed/dreamt
he/she/it dreamed/dreamt
we dreamed/dreamt
you dreamed/dreamt
they dreamed/dreamt
Present Continuous
I am dreaming
you are dreaming
he/she/it is dreaming
we are dreaming
you are dreaming
they are dreaming
Present Perfect
I have dreamed/dreamt
you have dreamed/dreamt
he/she/it has dreamed/dreamt
we have dreamed/dreamt
you have dreamed/dreamt
they have dreamed/dreamt
Past Continuous
I was dreaming
you were dreaming
he/she/it was dreaming
we were dreaming
you were dreaming
they were dreaming
Past Perfect
I had dreamed/dreamt
you had dreamed/dreamt
he/she/it had dreamed/dreamt
we had dreamed/dreamt
you had dreamed/dreamt
they had dreamed/dreamt
Future
I will dream
you will dream
he/she/it will dream
we will dream
you will dream
they will dream
Future Perfect
I will have dreamed/dreamt
you will have dreamed/dreamt
he/she/it will have dreamed/dreamt
we will have dreamed/dreamt
you will have dreamed/dreamt
they will have dreamed/dreamt
Future Continuous
I will be dreaming
you will be dreaming
he/she/it will be dreaming
we will be dreaming
you will be dreaming
they will be dreaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dreaming
you have been dreaming
he/she/it has been dreaming
we have been dreaming
you have been dreaming
they have been dreaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dreaming
you will have been dreaming
he/she/it will have been dreaming
we will have been dreaming
you will have been dreaming
they will have been dreaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dreaming
you had been dreaming
he/she/it had been dreaming
we had been dreaming
you had been dreaming
they had been dreaming
Conditional
I would dream
you would dream
he/she/it would dream
we would dream
you would dream
they would dream
Past Conditional
I would have dreamed/dreamt
you would have dreamed/dreamt
he/she/it would have dreamed/dreamt
we would have dreamed/dreamt
you would have dreamed/dreamt
they would have dreamed/dreamt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dream - a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleepdream - a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
sleeping - the state of being asleep
imagery, imaging, mental imagery, imagination - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
nightmare - a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream
wet dream - an erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen
2.dream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awakedream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
woolgathering - an idle indulgence in fantasy
3.dream - a cherished desiredream - a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
American Dream - the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did
emulation - ambition to equal or excel
nationalism - the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
4.dream - a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)dream - a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
fantasy, phantasy - imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy"
5.dream - a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
revery, reverie - an abstracted state of absorption
6.dream - someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
Verb1.dream - have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
dream up, think up, hatch, concoct, think of - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
2.dream - experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

dream

noun
1. vision, nightmare, illusion, delusion, hallucination, reverie I had a dream that I was in an old house.
2. ambition, wish, fantasy, plan, hope, goal, design, aim, desire, objective, aspiration, Holy Grail (informal), pipe dream My dream is to have a house in the country.
3. daydream, trance, daze, reverie, stupor, hypnotic state I wandered around in a kind of dream.
4. delight, pleasure, joy, beauty, treasure, gem, marvel This cart really is a dream to drive.
verb
1. have dreams, have a dream, have nightmares, have a nightmare, hallucinate She dreamt about her baby.
2. daydream, be preoccupied, stare into space, be in a trance, be lost in thought, be in cloud-cuckoo-land, stargaze, be in a reverie, build castles in the air or in Spain She spent most of her time looking out of the window and dreaming.
adjective
1. fantasy, perfect, ideal a dream holiday in Jamaica
dream of something or someone daydream about, wish to, fantasize about, hope for, desire to, long for, aspire to, hunger for, hanker after, set your heart on She dreamed of going to work overseas.
dream something up invent, create, imagine, devise, hatch, contrive, concoct, think up, cook up (informal), spin I dreamed up a plan.
Related words
adjective oneiric
fear oneirophobia
Quotations
"We are such stuff"
"As dreams are made on, and our little life"
"Is rounded with a sleep" [William Shakespeare The Tempest]
"I talk of dreams;"
"Which are the children of an idle brain,"
"Begot of nothing but vain fantasy" [William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet]
"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Journals]
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood" [Martin Luther King speech at 1963 Civil Rights March]

dream

noun
2. A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire:
3. A fervent hope, wish, or goal:
verb
1. To experience dreams or daydreams:
2. To have a fervent hope or aspiration:
Idioms: reach for the stars, set one's heart on.
phrasal verb
dream up
To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
Translations
حُلْمشَيء جَميل جِداطُموح، حُلْميَحْلَميَحْلُمُ
senmít sensnítpohádkasnění
drømdrømmehåb
uneksiauniunelmaunelmoidahaave
sansanjatisnivatisanjaritinadati
álmodikálomálomszépábránd
mimpi
draumurdreymadraumur; frábærdagdraumur
夢を見る
꿈꾸다
noxsomniaresomnium
sapnassapnuotisusimąstymassvajingaisvajingas
sapnissapņošanasapņot
visvisa
sen
sanjatisanjesanjariti
drömdrömma
ndoto-ota
ความฝันฝัน
düşrüyarüya görmekşahane şeydüş görmek
giấc mơ

dream

[driːm] (dreamed (dreamt (vb: pt, pp)))
A. N
1. (while asleep) → sueño m
a bad dreamuna pesadilla
I had a dream that my father had diedsoñé que mi padre se había muerto
to have a dream about sth/sbsoñar con algo/algn
to see sth in a dreamver algo en sueños
sweet dreams!¡que sueñes con los angelitos!
see also wet D
2. (= daydream) → sueño m, ensueño m
she goes about in a dreamsiempre está en las nubes
3. (= fantasy, ideal) → sueño m
my (fondest) dream is toel sueño de mi vida es ..., mi mayor ilusión es ...
the house/man/woman of my dreamsmi casa/hombre/mujer ideal, la casa/el hombre/la mujer de mis sueños
the museum was an archaeologist's dreampara un arqueólogo, el museo era un sueño
he thinks he's every girl's dreamse cree que es el tipo ideal para cualquier chica
the American Dreamel sueño americano
it was like a dream come truefue como un sueño hecho realidad
a dream holiday in Jamaicaunas vacaciones de ensueño en Jamaica
in your dreams!¡ni en sueños!
she succeeded beyond her wildest dreamsconsiguió más éxito del que jamás había soñado
never in my wildest dreams did I expect to winni en mis sueños más dorados hubiera podido imaginar que ganaría
he lives in a dream worldvive en un mundo de fantasía or de ensueño
in a dream world no one would be pooren un mundo ideal, nadie sería pobre
see also pipe D
4. (= marvel) "how was the holiday?" - "it was a dream!"-¿qué tal las vacaciones? -¡de ensueño!
it worked like a dreamfuncionó de maravilla or a las mil maravillas
that car goes like a dreamese coche funciona de maravilla
B. VT
1. (while asleep) → soñar
I dreamed that I was being chasedsoñé que me perseguían
I dreamed a strange dreamtuve un sueño extraño
2. (= imagine) → soñar, imaginarse
you must have dreamed itlo habrás soñado, te lo habrás imaginado
I never dreamed that she would acceptjamás soñé con que aceptaría, jamás me imaginé que aceptaría
3. (as ambition) I dream that my son will find a good jobmi sueño es que mi hijo encuentre un buen trabajo
C. VI
1. (while asleep) → soñar (of, about con)
2. (= daydream) → estar en las nubes
I'm sorry, I was dreamingdisculpa, estaba en las nubes or pensando en las musarañas
3. (= fantasize) → soñar
she dreamed of having her own businesssoñaba con llegar a tener su propio negocio
they have a lifestyle most of us only dream of or aboutllevan un tren de vida que para la mayoría de nosotros no pasa de ser un sueño
dream on!¡ni en sueños!
4. (= imagine) → soñar, imaginarse; (in neg context) → imaginarse
there were more than I'd ever dreamed ofhabía más de lo que jamás hubiera podido soñar or imaginar
who would ever dream of a disaster like this?¿quién hubiera podido imaginarse una catástrofe así?
5. (= consider) "will you ask them?" - "I wouldn't dream of it!"-¿les preguntarás? -¡ni pensarlo! or ¡ni en sueños!
I wouldn't dream of going!¿ir? ¡ni pensarlo! or ¡ni en sueños!
I wouldn't dream of doing such a thingjamás se me ocurriría hacer tal cosa
D. CPD dream house Ncasa f de ensueño
my dream housela casa de mis sueños
dream ticket N (Pol) → candidatos mpl ideales
dream away VT + ADV to dream away the daypasar el día soñando
dream up VT + ADV [+ plan] → trazar, idear
only you could dream up such a stupid ideasólo a ti se te podría ocurrir una idea tan tonta

dream

[ˈdriːm] [dreamed or dreamt] (pt, pp)
n
[sleeper] → rêve m
It was just a dream → Ce n'était qu'un rêve.
to have a dream about sb/sth → rêver à qn/qch
sweet dreams! → faites de beaux rêves!
to be in a dream (= not concentrating) → être dans les nuages
it worked like a dream (= perfectly) [plan] → ça a marché comme sur des roulettes
not in my wildest dreams → même dans mes rêves les plus fous bad dream
(= ambition) → rêve m
a dream of doing sth → le rêve de faire qch
of one's dreams (= ideal) → de ses rêves
beyond one's wildest dreams (= better than one could have imagined) → au-delà de toutes ses espérances
success beyond our wildest dreams → un succès au-delà de toutes nos espérances
to be beyond sb's wildest dreams → être au-delà de toutes les espérances de qn, dépasser toutes les espérances de qn
vt
[sleeper] → rêver
to dream that ... → rêver que ...
I dreamed I was in Belgium → J'ai rêvé que j'étais en Belgique.
(= wish) → souhaiter
to dream that ... → souhaiter que ...
vi
[sleeper] → rêver
to dream about → rêver de
(= fantasize) to dream of doing sth → rêver de faire qch
dream on! (= no chance) → rêve!
I wouldn't dream of doing ... (= I would never) → jamais il ne me viendrait à l'idée de faire ...
modif [car, holiday, home, date, lover, man, job] → de rêve
dream up
vt sepinventer

dream

vb: pret, ptp <dreamt (Brit) or dreamed>
n
Traum m; to have a bad dreamschlecht träumen; the whole business was like a bad dreamdie ganze Angelegenheit war wie ein böser Traum; sweet dreams!träum was Schönes!, träume süß!; to have a dream about somebody/somethingvon jdm/etw träumen; to see somebody/something in a dreamjdn/etw im Traum sehen; life is a dreamdas Leben ist nur ein Traum; it worked like a dream (inf)das ging wie im Traum
(when awake) lost in dreamstraumverloren; she goes round in a dreamsie lebt wie im Traum; to be in a dream(mit offenen Augen) träumen
(= fantasy, vision)Traum m; the house/woman of his dreamsdas Haus/die Frau seiner Träume, sein Traumhaus/seine Traumfrau; she was happy beyond her wildest dreamssie war so glücklich, wie sie es in ihren kühnsten Träumen nicht für möglich gehalten hätte; never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d winich hätte in meinen kühnsten Träumen nicht gedacht, dass ich gewinnen würde; in your dreams! (inf)das hättest du wohl gern!; to have dreams of becoming richdavon träumen, reich zu werden; to make a dream come true for somebody, to make somebody’s dream come truejdm einen Traum erfüllen; all his dreams came trueall seine Träume gingen in Erfüllung; it was a dream come truees war ein Traum, der wahr geworden war; I have a dream of a better worldich träume von einer besseren Welt; it’s just idle dreamsdas sind nichts als Wunschträume
(inf)Schatz m; darling, you’re a dream!Liebling, du bist ein Schatz; a dream of a hatein traumhaft schöner Hut; a dream of a girlein Schatz mvon einem Mädchen; a dream of a fatherein toller Vater; in your dreams! (inf)vegiss es! (inf)
vi (lit, fig)träumen (about, of von); I’m sorry, I was dreaminges tut mir leid, ich habe geträumt; dream on! (inf)träum du nur weiter!
vt (lit, fig)träumen; dreamhaben; he dreams of being free one dayer träumt davon, eines Tages frei zu sein; I would never have dreamed of doing such a thingich hätte nicht im Traum daran gedacht, so etwas zu tun; I wouldn’t dream of itdas würde mir nicht im Traum einfallen; I wouldn’t dream of telling heres fiele mir nicht im Traum ein, es ihr zu erzählen; who would have dreamed it would be so complicatedwer hätte es sich träumen lassen, dass es so kompliziert sein würde; I never dreamed (that) he would comeich hätte mir nie or nicht träumen lassen, dass er kommen würde
adj attrTraum-; dreamboat (dated sl)Traummann m; dream jobTraumjob m; dreamlandTraumland nt; dream worldTraumwelt f

dream

:
dream ticket
n (inf: Pol etc, individual) → ideale Besetzung; (pair) → Traumpaar nt; (group) → ideales Team
dream world
nTraumwelt f

dream

[driːm] (dreamed or dreamt (vb: pt, pp))
1. nsogno
to have a dream about sb/sth → sognare di qn/qc
I had a bad dream → ho fatto un brutto sogno
sweet dreams! → sogni d'oro!
that museum is an archaeologist's dream → quel museo è un paradiso per gli archeologi
it worked like a dream → ha funzionato a meraviglia
she goes about in a dream → ha sempre la testa tra le nuvole
rich beyond his wildest dreams → ricco come non si era mai sognato in vita sua
isn't he a dream? → non è un sogno or un amore?
it's my dream house → è la casa dei miei sogni
dream world → mondo immaginario
2. vtsognare; (imagine) → sognarsi, credersi
I didn't dream that ... → non mi sarei mai sognato che... + sub
3. visognare; (imagine) → sognarsi
to dream (of or about sb/sth) → sognare ((di) qn/qc)
I wouldn't dream of it! → non me lo sognerei neanche!
I'm sorry, I was dreaming → mi scusi, stavo fantasticando
there were more than I'd ever dreamed of → ce n'erano di più di quanto avessi mai immaginato
dream up vt + adv (reason, excuse) → inventare; (plan, idea) → escogitare

dream

(driːm) noun
1. thoughts and pictures in the mind that come mostly during sleep. I had a terrible dream last night.
2. a state of being completely occupied by one's own thoughts. Don't sit there in a dream!
3. something perfect or very beautiful. Your house is a dream!
4. an ambition or hope. It's my dream to win a Nobel Prize.
verbpast tense, past participles dreamed, ~dreamt (dremt)
(sometimes with of) to see visions and pictures in the mind, especially when asleep. For years I dreamed of being a great artist; I dreamt last night that the house had burnt down.
ˈdreamer noun
a person who is often occupied with his thoughts. I'm afraid my son is a bit of a dreamer and not very practical.
ˈdreamless adjective
(of sleep) sound; not disturbed by dreams.
ˈdreamy adjective
as if of a person who is not quite awake. a dreamy smile; She is too dreamy.
ˈdreamily adverb
ˈdreaminess noun
dream up
to invent. I'm sure she'll dream up some silly plan.

dream

حُلْم, يَحْلُمُ mít sen, sen drøm, drømme Traum, träumen ονειρεύομαι, όνειρο soñar, sueño uneksia, uni rêve, rêver san, sanjati sognare, sogno, 夢を見る, 꿈꾸다 dromen, droom drøm, drømme sen, wyśnić sonhar, sonho сон, спать dröm, drömma ความฝัน, ฝัน düş, düş görmek giấc mơ, mơ , 梦想

dream

n. sueño, ilusión;
v. soñar, imaginar, hacerse ilusiones.

dream

n sueño; vt, vi (pret & pp dreamed o dreamt) soñar; to — of o about soñar con
References in classic literature ?
I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous, that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.
In the bed the writer had a dream that was not a dream.
It sounds like the wildest dream of a professional sleep-walker; and yet, when I stop to think, it isn't much worse than some of the things we've gone through with, Ned.
The music seemed to put her into a soft, waking dream, and her violet-coloured eyes looked sleepily and confidingly at one from under her long lashes.
But now comes the greatest joke of the dream, Flask.
My first thought was, "Well, what an astonishing dream I've had
Dad fetch it, how is I gwyne to dream all dat in ten minutes?
It was very kind, even though it was only a -- dream," Sid soliloquized just audibly.
I dream of every body at Highbury when I am away and when I have gone through my particular friends, then I begin dreaming of Mr.
Eight-and-twenty days went by, my father, and on the nine-and- twentieth it befell that Chaka, having dreamed a dream in his troubled sleep, summoned before him certain women of the kraal, to the number of a hundred or more.
This year the dream will come true, the ship come home.
It lingered but a moment's space, that dream of Spring, and died; Yet as my head the pillows pressed, my soul had found thy side.