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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 up

vb
(tr, adverb) to invent by ingenuity and imagination: to dream up an excuse for leaving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dream up - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
idealise, idealize - form ideals; "Man has always idealized"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue

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
يَخْتَرِع
vymyslet sivysnít
opdigteudtænke
hugsa upp

w>dream up

vt sep (inf) ideasich (dat)einfallen lassen or ausdenken; where did you dream that up?wie bist du denn bloß darauf gekommen?

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.
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Just the sort of stupid scheme that someone in her 40s would dream up!