a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
the sleeping state in which this occurs.
an object seen in a dream.
an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
an aspiration; goal; aim: A trip to Europe is his dream.
a wild or vain fancy.
something of an unreal beauty, charm, or excellence.
–verb (used without object)
to have a dream.
to indulge in daydreams or reveries: He dreamed about vacation plans when he should have been working.
to think or conceive of something in a very remote way (usually fol. by of ): I wouldn't dream of asking them.
–verb (used with object)
to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away ): to dream away the afternoon.
most desirable; ideal: a dream vacation.
dream up, to form in the imagination; devise: They dreamed up the most impossible plan.