Meaning of DREAM in English

DREAM

[dream] n, often attrib [ME dreem, fr. OE dream noise, joy, and ON draumr dream; akin to OHG troum dream] (13c) 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 ~ to operate"

4. a: a strongly desired goal or purpose "a ~ of becoming president" b: something that fully satisfies a wish: ideal "a meal that was a gourmet's ~" -- dream.ful adj -- dream.ful.ly adv -- dream.ful.ness n -- dream.less adj -- dream.less.ly adv -- dream.less.ness n -- dream.like adj

[2]dream vb dreamed or dreamt ; dream.ing vi (13c) 1: to have a dream

2: to indulge in daydreams or fantasies "~ing of a better future"

3: to appear tranquil or dreamy "houses ~ in leafy shadows --Gladys Taber" ~ vt 1: to have a dream of

2: to consider as a possibility: imagine

3: to pass (time) in reverie or inaction "~ing the hours away" -- dream of : to consider possible or fitting "wouldn't dream of disturbing you"

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.