Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dream

6 senses of dream

Sense 1
dream, dreaming -- (a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night")
       => imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery -- (the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination")

Sense 2
dream, dreaming -- (imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality")
       => imagination, imaginativeness, vision -- (the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be")

Sense 3
ambition, aspiration, dream -- (a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Sense 4
pipe dream, dream -- (a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe")
       => fantasy, phantasy -- (imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy")

Sense 5
dream -- (a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream")
       => reverie, revery -- (an abstracted state of absorption)

Sense 6
dream -- (someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream")
       => perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra -- (the state of being without a flaw or defect)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dream

2 senses of dream

Sense 1
dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze -- (have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy)
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")
          Phrasal Verb-> dream up#1

Sense 2
dream -- (experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

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