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Definition 1: a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I had a dream about you last night

Synonyms for dream in the sense of this definition

(dream is a kind of ...) the ability to form mental images of things or events

"he could still hear her in his imagination"

(... is a kind of dream ) a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

(... is a kind of dream ) an erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen

(... is part of dream) the state of being asleep

Definition 2: imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dream in the sense of this definition

(dream is a kind of ...) the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

"popular imagination created a world of demons" "imagination reveals what the world could be"

(... is a kind of dream ) absentminded dreaming while awake

(... is a kind of dream ) an idle indulgence in fantasy

Definition 3: a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dream in the sense of this definition

(dream is a kind of ...) imagination unrestricted by reality

"a schoolgirl fantasy"

Definition 4: a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he went about his work as if in a dream

(dream is a kind of ...) an abstracted state of absorption

Definition 5: a cherished desire - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his ambition is to own his own business

Synonyms for dream in the sense of this definition

(dream is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

(... is a kind of dream ) the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did

(... is a kind of dream ) ambition to equal or excel

(... is a kind of dream ) the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination

Definition 6: someone or something wonderful - [noun denoting state]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this dessert is a dream

(dream is a kind of ...) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 7: have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for dream in the sense of this definition

(dream is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

Definition 8: experience while sleeping - [verb of perception]

Samples where dream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She claims to never dream
  • He dreamt a strange scene

(dream is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(dream implies ...) be asleep

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