NounDream (plural Dreams)
- (intransitive) To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.
- (intransitive) To hope, to wish.
- (intransitive) To daydream.
- (transitive) to create an imaginary experience (usually when asleep)
Adjectives for Dream
aerial; aching; amazing; ambitious; amusing; amethystine; angelic; antenatal; appalling; astonishing; attenuated; bad; baleful; balmy; beastly; beatific; beauteous; besetting; bewildering; bitter; blessed blighting; blissful; botched; boyish; bucolic captured; changing; chaste; cherished childhood; clear; clouded; colored; confused; consecrating; constant; conversational; daring; crazy; dark; day-appearing dazzling; dead; dearest; deep; delicate delicious; delirious; delusive; depressed disconnected; discordant; disjointed; disordered; distorted; distressing; disturbed; divine; dotard; doubtful; dreadful; ecstatic; drowsy; embodied; empty; enthralled; external; evil; exacerbated; exquisite; extraordinary; extravagant; exuberant; fabulous; faded; fairy tale; false; fanatical; fanciful; fancy; fantastic; favorite; fearful; feverish; fitful; flashing; flattering; fleeting; floating; fond; foolish; fragile; friendly; frightful; futile; ghastly; girlish; glorious; gloomy; golden; gorgeous; grandiose; grotesque; half-forgotten; half-remembered; hashish; hateful; haunting; hazy; hideous; horrible; horrid; horrifying; hovering; idle; idyllic; illusory; immortal; impossible; impressive; incommunicable; industrial; ineffaceable; ingenuous; insistent; inspiring; interlunar; interminable; intransitive; invisible; iridescent; jeweled; jostling; journeying; jocund; languorous; lasting; lethargic; liquored; lifelong; liberal-minded; living; loftiest; lotus-eating; lowly; luxurious; mad; maddening; magical; magnificent; melancholy; materialized; millennial; misty; mournful; mooning; morbid; nightly; nightmare; obliging; particular; pensive; perfectible; perishing; odorous; oppressive; ominous; painful; perpetual; persistent; picturesque; pipe; poetic; pompous; poor; preposterous; prophetic; quarrelsome; protracted; pure; quaint; quaking; qualm-filled; quarrelsome; quavering; queenly; quenchable; quick; quieting; querimonious; querulous; questionable; quirky; quizzical; remarkable; restless; resurrected; ridiculous; rocking-chair; romantic; rosy; senseless; sensual; significant; shameful; shattered; shivering; short-lived; sin-chastising; sprinkling; singular; sleepless; slow; smiling; solid; stern; strange; summer; sweet; symbolic; telepathic; tender; terrific; terrifying; thoughtless; topsy-turvy; torturing; transitory; trivial; troubled; tumultuous; unborn; uneasy; unmeaning; unpleasant; unquiet; unremembered; unshakable; unsubstantial; untold; vague; veritable; vernal; vicious; visionary; vivid; waking; wandering; waning; wavering; whirling; whiskey; whispered; wicked; winged; wildering; wildest; wistful; wretched; youthful; zestful.
Verbs for Dream
awake from—; babble in—; blend in—; break—; calm—s; cast into—; conceive in—; create in—; delight in—; destroy—; dissipate—; exist in—; explain—; fade to —; fly away in—; foresee in—; forget—; fulfill—; glimpse in—; haunt—; hearken to—; indulge in—; interpret—; lose in—; nurse—; pass from—; perpetuate in—; produce—; realize—; rule—s; shake off—; shatter—; sink into—; slumber in—; spin—; suffer in—; transform—; understand—; wander in—; —betokens; —crumbles; — disturbs; —flees; —flowers; —foretells; — haunts; —overpowers; —overshadows; — presages; —prophesies; —puzzles; —reveals; —signifies; —startles; —terrifies; —torments; —troubles; —warns.
Adverbs for Dream
delectably; romantically; splendidly; confusedly; fondly; contentedly; ambitiously; amusingly; astonishingly; blissfully; dazzlingly; deliciously; deliriously; disconnectedly; drowsily; distressingly; dreadfully; ecstatically; emptily; evilly; exquisitely; extravagantly; exuberantly; fabulously; fanatically; fancifully; fleetingly; gloomily; gorgeously; grotesquely; horribly; inspiringly; interminably; maddeningly; magnificently; oppressively; pensively; perpetually; persistently; picturesquely; poetically; prophetically; ridiculously; romantically; senselessly; sensually; significantly; vividly; waveringly; zestfully; deliriously.
Synonyms for Dream
- (events experienced whilst asleep): sweven (archaic)
- fantasy, illusion, imagination, vision, fancy, conceit, trance, romance, hallucination, nightmare, reverie, chimera, deception, delusion, fallacy.
Antonyms for Dream
absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, ace, ache, airy hope, airy nothing, aspiration, assume, autism, bad dream, bathing beauty, be absent, be afraid, beau ideal, beaut, beauty, beauty contest winner, beauty queen, believe, belle, bemusement, brown study, bubble, bunny, castle-building, charmer, chimera, conceive, conclude, conjure up, consider, corker, cover girl, crackerjack, crave, daisy, dandy, darb, daresay, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, dazzler, deception, deduce, deem, delirium tremens, deluded belief, delusion, depth of thought, dereism, dilly, divagate, divine, dream of, dream vision, dreaming, dreamland, dreamworld, enchantress, engrossment, expect, false belief, fancy, fantasy, fantasying, feel, fit of abstraction, flight of fancy, freak out, gather, go woolgathering, golden dream, grant, great beauty, hallucinate, hallucination, hallucinosis, hanker, high goal, honey, humdinger, hunger, idealism, ideals, ignis fatuus, illusion, imagine, incubus, infer, killer-diller, knockout, lady fair, let, let be, lollapaloosa, looker, lulu, lust, mind-expansion, mirage, misbelief, misconception, model, moon, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, nightmare, opine, paragon, peach, phantasm, pine, pinup, pinup girl, pip, pipe, pipe dream, pipe-dream, pipe-dreaming, pippin, prefigure, preoccupation, presume, presuppose, presurmise, provisionally accept, pussycat, quixotic ideal, rainbow, raving beauty, reaching high, reckon, reigning beauty, repute, reverie, say, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion, sex kitten, sigh, slick chick, speculation, stargaze, stargazing, stray, study, stunner, suppose, surmise, suspect, sweetheart, take, take for, take for granted, take it, think, thirst, trance, trick, trip, tripping, understand, unreal hope, upward looking, utopia, vapor, vision, wander, whiz, woolgathering, wrong impression
From Middle English dreem, possibly from Old English drēam (“music, mirth, joy”), from Proto-Germanic *draumaz (“dream, ghost, deception”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrAugh- (“to deceive”); meaning influenced in Middle English by Old Norse draumr (“dream”), from same Proto-Germanic root. Cognate to West Frisian dream (“dream”), Dutch droom (“dream”), German Traum (“dream”), Swedish dröm (“dream”).
"Dreamt" is less common in both US and UK English in current usage, though somewhat more prevalent in the UK than in the US.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- IPA: /ˈdræːam/
drēam m. (nominative plural drēamas)
- joy, pleasure, ecstasy
- Ðær biþ drincendra dream se micla: there is the great joy of drinkers.
- music, song
- Iohannes gehyrde swylce bymena dream: John heard, as it were, the sound of trumpets.
dream c. (pl. dreamen)
- dream, daydream