Definition of "dream" []

  • A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. (noun)
  • A daydream; a reverie. (noun)
  • A state of abstraction; a trance. (noun)
  • A wild fancy or hope. (noun)
  • A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration: a dream of owning their own business. (noun)
  • Mental activity, usually in the form of an imagined series of events, occurring during certain phases of sleep (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A sequence of imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; daydream; fantasy (noun)
  • A person or thing seen or occurring in a dream (noun)
  • A cherished hope; ambition; aspiration (noun)
  • A vain hope (noun)
  • A person or thing that is as pleasant, or seemingly unreal, as a dream (noun)
  • To undergo or experience (a dream or dreams) (verb)
  • To indulge in daydreams (verb)
  • To suffer delusions; be unrealistic (verb)
  • To have an image (of) or fantasy (about) in or as if in a dream (verb)
  • To consider the possibility (of) (verb)
  • Too good to be true; ideal (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dream" in a sentence
  • "Yeah, now that his dream job is on the horizon…..dream on, Sam."
  • "Anyway, so I got up the morning and crawled out of bed and the two feet it takes to get into my computer chair and decided that it would be a fun idea to go online and look up one of those dream dictionary sites and see what it says about my dream…"
  • "She delights in this -- a sketch within a sketch -- a dream within _a dream_."