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  1. dream2

    To daydream

    Stop dreaming and get back to work.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dream

    A dream is strictly a train of thoughts, fantasies, and images passing through the mind during sleep; a vision may occur when one is awake, and in clear exercise of the senses and mental powers; vision is often applied to something seen by the mind through supernatural agency, whether in sleep or wakefulness, conceived as more real and authoritative than a dream; a trance is an abnormal state, which is different from normal sleep or wakefulness. A reverie is a purposeless drifting of the mind when awake, under the influence of mental images; a day-dream that which passes before the mind in such condition. A fancy is some image presented to the mind, often in the fullest exercise of its powers. Hallucination is the seeming perception of non-existent objects, as in insanity or delirium. In the figurative sense, we speak of dreams of fortune, visions of glory, with little difference of meaning except that the vision is thought of as fuller and more vivid. We speak of a trance of delight when the emotion almost sweeps one away from the normal exercise of the faculties.

    day-dream, fancy, fantasy, hallucination, reverie, romance, trance, vision

    certainty, fact, reality, realization, substance, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dreamnoun

    trance, vision, fancy, reverie, hallucination, romance

    fact, reality, substance, verify, realization

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dream, dreamingnoun

    a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

    "I had a dream about you last night"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  2. dream, dreamingnoun

    imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake

    "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  3. ambition, aspiration, dreamnoun

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

    breathing in, aspiration, inhalation, inspiration, ambitiousness, ambition, pipe dream, intake, dreaming

  4. pipe dream, dreamnoun

    a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)

    "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  5. dreamnoun

    a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality

    "he went about his work as if in a dream"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  6. dreamverb

    someone or something wonderful

    "this dessert is a dream"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  7. dream, daydream, woolgather, stargazeverb

    have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

    daydream, moon, stargaze, woolgather

  8. dreamverb

    experience while sleeping

    "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"

    daydream, stargaze, woolgather

Editors Contribution

  1. fantacy

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dreamnoun

    sleeping vision

  2. dreamnoun

    reverie, fancy, fantasy, conceit, idle fancy, day-dream

  3. dreamverb

    have visions in sleep

  4. dreamverb

    think, imagine, fancy, have a notion

  5. dreamverb

    give a loose rein to the fancy, give the reins to the imagination, indulge in reverie, build castles in the air

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dreamnoun

    vision, illusion, vagary, wild conceit, revery, fancy, fantasy

    fact, actuality, reality, substance, realization

    Associated words:
    morpheus, morphean, oneiroscopy, oneiroscopist, oneirocritic, oneiromancy, oneirology, oneirocriticism, nightmare

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. DREAM

    Diabetes Reduction Assessment With Ramipril and Rosiglitazone Medication

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  1. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:

    Life Is A Challenge - Meet It Life Is A Song - Sing It Life Is A Dream - Realize It Life Is A Game - Play It Life Is Love - Enjoy It

  2. Yuri Milner:

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy announced his dream of landing a man on the moon by the end of this decade.

  3. Yolanda Renee King:

    I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun-free world, period.

  4. T. E. Lawrence:

    Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true

  5. Max Hauke:

    We both made the wrong decision at some stage and we both realized we wouldn't achieve our childhood dream (of performing well).

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