Meaning of DREAM in English

■ noun

1》 a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in the mind during sleep.

↘a state of mind in which someone is not fully aware of their surroundings: he walked around in a ~.

2》 a cherished hope or ideal; a fantasy.

↘ informal a wonderful or perfect person or thing.

■ verb ( past and past participle ~ed drɛmt , dri:md or ~t drɛmt )

1》 experience ~s during sleep.

2》 indulge in day~s.

↘( ~ something up ) imagine or invent something.

3》 [with negative ] contemplate the possibility of: I never ~ed anyone would take offence.


like a ~ informal very easily or successfully.


~er noun

~ful adjective ( literary )

~less adjective

~like adjective


ME: of Gmc origin.

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