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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dream, dreaming(noun)

    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, dreaming(noun)

    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, dream(noun)

    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, dream(noun)

    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. dream(noun)

    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. dream(verb)

    someone or something wonderful

    "this dessert is a dream"

    dreaming, aspiration, ambition, pipe dream

  7. dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze(verb)

    have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

    daydream, moon, stargaze, woolgather

  8. dream(verb)

    experience while sleeping

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

    daydream, stargaze, woolgather


  1. dream(2)

    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. dream(n)

    trance, vision, fancy, reverie, hallucination, romance

    fact, reality, substance, verify, realization

Editors Contribution

  1. fantacy

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dream(n.)

    sleeping vision

  2. dream(n.)

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

  3. dream(v. n.)

    have visions in sleep

  4. dream(v. n.)

    think, imagine, fancy, have a notion

  5. dream(v. n.)

    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. dream(n)

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

    fact, actuality, reality, substance, realization

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

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How to use dream in a sentence?

  1. Toni Morrison, American writer (1931-):

    As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you speak.

  2. Bautista Agut:

    It was a dream day and all the team members have made an incredible effort, especially Rafa, going to sleep at three, four and five in the morning and the next day going out to play, it can only be because we are Spanish.

  3. Henry Miller:

    What we all hope in reaching for a book, is to meet a man of our own heart, to experience tragedies and delights which we ourselves lack the courage to invite, to dream dreams which will render life more hallucinating, perhaps also to discover a philosophy of life which will make us more adequate in meeting the trials and ordeals which beset us. To merely add to our store of knowledge or improve our culture, whatever that may mean, seems worthless to me.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Challenges are measures i.e. they are means of realizing a purpose, goal, vision, dream, aspiration and at best genuine success. So, dare to take up your challenges.

  5. Vince Mirack:

    Christy Mirack dream in life from early on was to be a schoolteacher,'' Christy Mirack brother, Vince Mirack, told CNN eight years ago. But soon after Christy Mirack reached Christy Mirack goal,'' it was taken away from Christy Mirack.

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