Meaning of DREAM in English

Pronunciation: ' dr ē m

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English dreem, from Old English dr ē am noise, joy, and Old Norse draumr dream; akin to Old High German troum dream

Date: 13th century

1 : a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep ― compare REM SLEEP

2 : an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream: as a : a visionary creation of the imagination : DAYDREAM b : a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality : REVERIE c : an object seen in a dreamlike state : VISION

3 : something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality <the new car is a dream to operate>

4 a : a strongly desired goal or purpose <a dream of becoming president> b : something that fully satisfies a wish : IDEAL <a meal that was a gourmet's dream >

– dream · ful \ -f ə l \ adjective

– dream · ful · ly \ -f ə -l ē \ adverb

– dream · ful · ness noun

– dream · less adjective

– dream · less · ly adverb

– dream · less · ness noun

– dream · like \ ' dr ē m- ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.