Pronunciation: (drēm),[key] —n., v.,dreamed or dreamt, dream•ing, —adj.
—n. 1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
2. the sleeping state in which this occurs.
3. an object seen in a dream.
4. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
6. an aspiration; goal; aim: A trip to Europe is his dream. 7. a wild or vain fancy.
8. something of an unreal beauty, charm, or excellence.
—v.i. 1. to have a dream.
2. to indulge in daydreams or reveries: He dreamed about vacation plans when he should have been working. 3. to think or conceive of something in a very remote way (usually fol. by of): I wouldn't dream of asking them.
—v.t. 1. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
2. to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
3. to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away): to dream away the afternoon. 4. dream up, to form in the imagination; devise: They dreamed up the most impossible plan.