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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dream  \Dream\,  v.  t. 
  To  have  a  dream  of  to  see  or  have  a  vision  of  in  sleep,  or 
  in  idle  fancy;  --  often  followed  by  an  objective  clause. 
 
  Your  old  men  shall  dream  dreams.  --Acts  ii  17. 
 
  At  length  in  sleep  their  bodies  they  compose,  And 
  dreamt  the  future  fight.  --Dryden. 
 
  And  still  they  dream  that  they  shall  still  succeed. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  {To  dream}  {away,  out  through},  etc.,  to  pass  in  revery  or 
  inaction;  to  spend  in  idle  vagaries;  as  to  dream  away  an 
  hour;  to  dream  through  life.  ``  Why  does  Antony  dream  out 
  his  hours?''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dream  \Dream\  (dr[=e]m),  n.  [Akin  to  OS  dr[=o]m,  D.  droom,  G. 
  traum,  Icel.  draumr  Dan.  &  Sw  dr["o]m;  cf  G.  tr["u]gen  to 
  deceive,  Skr.  druh  to  harm,  hurt,  try  to  hurt.  AS  dre['a]m 
  joy,  gladness,  and  OS  dr[=o]m  joy  are  perh.,  different 
  words  cf  Gr  qry^los  noise.] 
  1.  The  thoughts,  or  series  of  thoughts,  or  imaginary 
  transactions,  which  occupy  the  mind  during  sleep;  a 
  sleeping  vision. 
 
  Dreams  are  but  interludes  which  fancy  makes 
  --Dryden. 
 
  I  had  a  dream  which  was  not  all  a  dream.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  A  visionary  scheme;  a  wild  conceit;  an  idle  fancy;  a 
  vagary;  a  revery;  --  in  this  sense  applied  to  an 
  imaginary  or  anticipated  state  of  happiness;  as  a  dream 
  of  bliss;  the  dream  of  his  youth. 
 
  There  sober  thought  pursued  the  amusing  theme,  Till 
  Fancy  colored  it  and  formed  a  dream.  --Pope. 
 
  It  is  not  them  a  mere  dream,  but  a  very  real  aim 
  which  they  propose.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dream  \Dream\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dreamed}or  {Dreamt}  (?);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dreaming}.]  [Cf.  AS  dr?man,  dr?man,  to 
  rejoice.  See  {Dream},  n.] 
  1.  To  have  ideas  or  images  in  the  mind  while  in  the  state  of 
  sleep;  to  experience  sleeping  visions;  --  often  with  of 
  as  to  dream  of  a  battle,  or  of  an  absent  friend. 
 
  2.  To  let  the  mind  run  on  in  idle  revery  or  vagary;  to 
  anticipate  vaguely  as  a  coming  and  happy  reality;  to  have 
  a  visionary  notion  or  idea;  to  imagine. 
 
  Here  may  we  sit  and  dream  Over  the  heavenly  theme. 
  --Keble. 
 
  They  dream  on  in  a  constant  course  of  reading,  but 
  not  digesting.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dream 
  n  1:  a  series  of  mental  images  and  emotions  occurring  during 
  sleep;  "I  had  a  dream  about  you  last  night"  [syn:  {dreaming}] 
  2:  imaginative  thoughts  indulged  in  while  awake;  "he  lives  in  a 
  dream  that  has  nothing  to  do  with  reality"  [syn:  {dreaming}] 
  3:  a  cherished  desire;  "his  ambition  is  to  own  his  own 
  business"  [syn:  {ambition},  {aspiration}] 
  4:  a  fantastic  but  vain  hope  (from  fantasies  induced  by  the 
  opium  pipe);  "I  have  this  pipe  dream  about  being  emperor 
  of  the  universe"  [syn:  {pipe  dream}] 
  5:  a  state  of  mind  characterized  by  abstraction  and  release 
  from  reality;  "he  went  about  his  work  as  if  in  a  dream" 
  6:  someone  of  something  wonderful;  "this  dessert  is  a  dream" 
  v  1:  have  a  daydream;  indulge  in  a  fantasy  [syn:  {daydream},  {woolgather}, 
  {stargaze}] 
  2:  experience  while  sleeping;  "She  claims  to  never  dream";  "He 
  dreamt  a  strange  scene" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dream 
  God  has  frequently  made  use  of  dreams  in  communicating  his  will 
  to  men.  The  most  remarkable  instances  of  this  are  recorded  in 
  the  history  of  Jacob  (Gen.  28:12;  31:10),  Laban  (31:24),  Joseph 
  (37:9-11),  Gideon  (Judg.  7),  and  Solomon  (1  Kings  3:5).  Other 
  significant  dreams  are  also  recorded,  such  as  those  of  Abimelech 
  (Gen.  20:3-7),  Pharaoh's  chief  butler  and  baker  (40:5),  Pharaoh 
  (41:1-8),  the  Midianites  (Judg.  7:13),  Nebuchadnezzar  (Dan.  2:1; 
  4:10,  18),  the  wise  men  from  the  east  (Matt.  2:12),  and  Pilate's 
  wife  (27:19). 
 
  To  Joseph  "the  Lord  appeared  in  a  dream,"  and  gave  him 
  instructions  regarding  the  infant  Jesus  (Matt.  1:20;  2:12,  13, 
  19).  In  a  vision  of  the  night  a  "man  of  Macedonia"  stood  before 
  Paul  and  said  "Come  over  into  Macedonia  and  help  us"  (Acts 
  16:9;  see  also  18:9;  27:23). 
 




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