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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dream (noun)
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 (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to have a dream
2.
to indulge in daydreams or fantasies - dreaming of a better future
3.
transitive verb
to appear tranquil or - dreamy houses dream in leafy shadows Gladys Taber
1.
to have a dream of
2.
to consider as a possibility - imagine
3.
to pass (time) in reverie or inaction - dreaming the hours away
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dream (noun)
1.
a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
SYNONIMS:
chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm ( fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, vision
RELATED WORDS:
ignis fatuus, mirage, will-o'-the-wisp; brainchild, idea; concoction, fable, fabrication, fiction, invention; envisaging, imaging, visualization; cloud-cuckoo-land, cloudland, Shangri-la, utopia; daymare, nightmare
NEAR ANTONYMS:
actuality, fact, reality
dream (noun)
2.
something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
SYNONIMS:
aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne ( bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thing
RELATED WORDS:
grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminus
NEAR ANTONYMS:
means, method, way
dream (noun)
3.
something very good of its kind
SYNONIMS:
beaut, beauty, bee's knees, cat's meow, corker, crackerjack ( crackajack), daisy, dandy, dilly, doozy ( doozie doozer), dream, honey, hot stuff, humdinger, hummer, knockout, lollapalooza, lulu, nifty, peach, pip, pippin, ripper, ripsnorter, snorter, sockdolager ( sockdologer), standout, sweetheart
RELATED WORDS:
marvel, phenomenon, prodigy, sensation, wonder; catch, crown jewel, diamond, gem, imperial, jewel, pearl, plum, treasure
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bust, disappointment, dud, failure, flop, lemon, letdown, loser, stinker, turkey
dream (verb)
to form a mental picture of
SYNONIMS:
conceit, conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualize
RELATED WORDS:
daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure
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