Meaning of DREAM in English


1. a dream

2. to have a dream


something that you want very much : ↑ WANT/NOT WANT

imagine something pleasant : ↑ IMAGINE (2)

see also




1. a dream

▷ dream /driːm/ [countable noun]

a series of events that you seem to experience while you are asleep :

▪ I never remember my dreams when I wake up.

▪ When she woke, she found that it was all a dream.

dream about

▪ None of my dreams are about work.

have a dream

▪ I had a strange dream last night -- you and I were in some sort of tropical forest.

bad dream

an unpleasant or frightening dream

▪ The events of the past few days seemed like a bad dream.

recurring dream

a dream that you keep having

▪ When I was younger, I had recurring dreams in which I was constantly pursued by soldiers.

▷ nightmare /ˈnaɪtmeəʳ/ [countable noun]

a very unpleasant and frightening dream :

▪ He woke from a nightmare, trembling with fear.

have a nightmare

▪ Years after the accident I still have nightmares about it.

▷ daydream /ˈdeɪdriːm/ [countable noun]

a series of pleasant thoughts that you experience when you are awake, so that you do not notice what is happening around you :

▪ Ingrid was brought out of her daydream by a shout from her mother.

in a daydream

▪ Neil seemed lost in a daydream, and didn’t hear what I said.

▷ reverie /ˈrevəri/ [countable/uncountable noun]

a state of imagining or thinking about pleasant things, that is like dreaming :

▪ The doorbell rang, shaking me from my reverie.

▪ Sometimes he would drift off into reverie, and gaze out of the window for hours.

2. to have a dream

▷ have a dream /ˌhæv ə ˈdriːm/ [verb phrase]

▪ He had a dream in which he was running through the forest, being chased by a bear.

have a dream about

▪ I keep having the same dream about trying to get across a deep river.

▷ dream /driːm/ [] past tense and past participle dreamt /dremt/ British or dreamed American

to have a dream or have dreams :

▪ Do animals dream?

▪ I hoped that someone would wake me up, that I had only been dreaming.

dream about/of

▪ I dreamt about you last night.

▪ Stephanie often dreams of long sea journeys.

dream (that)

▪ I dreamed that I was lying on a beach in the Caribbean.

▪ Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

▷ daydream /ˈdeɪdriːm/ [intransitive verb]

to think pleasant thoughts when you are awake and when you should be paying attention to something else :

▪ At school, he was always being told to ‘stop daydreaming’.

daydream about

▪ Colin began to daydream about what he would do if he won the lottery.

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