Dream - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |driːm|  American pronunciation of the word dream
Brit.  |driːm|  British pronunciation of the word dream
irregular verb:  p.t. — dreamed or dreamt  p.p. — dreamed or dreamt


- a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep(syn: dreaming)
- imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake(syn: dreaming)
- a cherished desire (syn: ambition, aspiration)
- a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)
- a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality
- someone or something wonderful


- have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy (syn: daydream, stargaze, woolgather)
- experience while sleeping


He had a dream about climbing a mountain.

You were in my dream last night.

I've found the man of my dreams.

They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would be so much fun.

If you think the work will be easy, you're living in a dream world.

He has had a lifelong dream of becoming an actor.

It's a dream of mine to own a house in the country.

Tell me your hopes and dreams.

Making it to the Olympics was a dream come true.

Did it really happen or did I just dream it?

He tends to dream big but he never really does the things he dreams of doing.

The idea came to him in a dream.

I had a peculiar dream last night.

Dreams go by opposites.

Phrasal verbs

dream up  — devise or invent

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dream
he/she/it: dreams
present participle: dreaming
past tense: dreamed or dreamt
past participle: dreamed or dreamt
singular: dream
plural: dreams
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