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dream



Pronunciation: (drēm), [key]
n., v., dreamed or dreamt, dream•ing,
adj.


n.
1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
2. the sleeping state in which this occurs.
3. an object seen in a dream.
4. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
6. an aspiration; goal; aim: A trip to Europe is his dream.
7. a wild or vain fancy.
8. something of an unreal beauty, charm, or excellence.

v.i.
1. to have a dream.
2. to indulge in daydreams or reveries: He dreamed about vacation plans when he should have been working.
3. to think or conceive of something in a very remote way (usually fol. by of): I wouldn't dream of asking them.

v.t.
1. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
2. to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
3. to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away): to dream away the afternoon.
4. dream up, to form in the imagination; devise: They dreamed up the most impossible plan.

adj.
most desirable; ideal: a dream vacation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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