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a    mental activity, usually in the form of an imagined series of events, occurring during certain phases of sleep  
b    (as modifier)  
a dream sequence     
c    (in combination)  
dreamland         Related adj       oneiric  
a    a sequence of imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; daydream; fantasy  
b    (as modifier)  
a dream world     
3    a person or thing seen or occurring in a dream  
4    a cherished hope; ambition; aspiration  
5    a vain hope  
6    a person or thing that is as pleasant, or seemingly unreal as a dream  
7    go like a dream   to move, develop, or work very well  
      vb   , dreams, dreaming, dreamed, dreamt  
8    may take a clause as object   to undergo or experience (a dream or dreams)  
9    intr   to indulge in daydreams  
10    intr   to suffer delusions; be unrealistic  
you're dreaming if you think you can win     
11    when intr, foll by: of or about   to have an image (of) or fantasy (about) in or as if in a dream  
12    intr; foll by: of   to consider the possibility (of)  
I wouldn't dream of troubling you        (See also)        dream up  
13    too good to be true; ideal  
dream kitchen     
     (Old English dream song; related to Old High German troum, Old Norse draumr, Greek thrulos noise)  
  dreamful      adj  
  dreamfully      adv  
  dreaming      n, adj  
  dreamingly      adv  
  dreamless      adj  
  dreamlessly      adv  
  dreamlessness      n  
  dreamlike      adj  

American Dream  
      n   the. the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for every individual.  
dream ticket  
      n   a combination of two people, usu. candidates in an election, that is considered to be ideal  
dream up  
      vb   tr, adv   to invent by ingenuity and imagination  
to dream up an excuse for leaving     
pipe dream  
      n   a fanciful or impossible plan or hope  
     (alluding to dreams produced by smoking an opium pipe)  
wet dream  
      n   an erotic dream accompanied by an emission of semen during or just after sleep  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    daydream, delusion, fantasy, hallucination, illusion, imagination, pipe dream, reverie, speculation, trance, vagary, vision  
2    ambition, aspiration, design, desire, goal, Holy Grail     (informal)   hope, notion, thirst, wish  
3    beauty, delight, gem, joy, marvel, pleasure, treasure  
4    build castles in the air or in Spain, conjure up, daydream, envisage, fancy, fantasize, hallucinate, have dreams, imagine, stargaze, think, visualize  

dream up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, hatch, imagine, invent, spin, think up  
pipe dream     
castle in the air, chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, fantasy, notion, reverie, vagary  

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