(noun, verb)


1. a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

- I had a dream about you last night

Similar word(s): dreaming

Definition categories: thought, imagery, imagination, imaging

2. imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake

- he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

Similar word(s): dreaming

Definition categories: thought, imagination, imaginativeness, vision

3. a cherished desire

Similar word(s): ambition, aspiration

Definition categories: feeling, desire

4. a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)

- I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe

Definition categories: thought, fantasy, phantasy

5. a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality

- he went about his work as if in a dream

Definition categories: thought, reverie, revery

6. someone or something wonderful

- this dessert is a dream

Definition categories: state, flawlessness, perfection

Sentences with dream as a noun:

- a dream of bliss;  the dream of his youth


1. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

Similar word(s): daydream, stargaze, woolgather

Definition categories: creation, envisage, ideate, imagine

2. experience while sleeping

- She claims to never dream

- He dreamt a strange scene

Definition categories: perception, comprehend, perceive

Sentences with dream as a verb:

- Stop dreaming and get back to work.

- I dreamed a vivid dream last night.

- I wouldn't dream of snubbing you in public.