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Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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Etymology

Exact origin unknown; probably related to Old English drēam.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dream

Plural
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  1. Imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.
    Connie was overloaded with chores, so she would always dream that she was a robot programmed to serve her parents.
  2. A hope or wish.
  3. Alternate realities created by our subconscious from different parts of our mind that can range from our hopes and fears, to a life-like scenario

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Verb

Infinitive
to dream

Third person singular
dreams

Simple past
dreamt or dreamed

Past participle
-

Present participle
dreaming

to dream (third-person singular simple present dreams, present participle dreaming, simple past and past participle dreamt or dreamed)
  1. (intransitive) To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.
  2. (intransitive) To hope, to wish.
  3. (intransitive) To daydream.
    Stop dreaming and get back to work.
  4. (transitive) to create an imaginary experience (usually when asleep)
    I dreamt a vivid dream last night.

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'dræːam/

Etymology

Common Germanic *draumaz, whence also Old Saxon drōm ‘joy, music, dream’, Old High German troum, Old Norse draumr

Noun

drēam m. (pl. drēamas)

  1. joy, pleasure, ecstasy
    Ðær biþ drincendra dream se micla: there is the great joy of drinkers.
  2. music, song
    Iohannes gehyrde swylce bymena dream: John heard, as it were, the sound of trumpets.

West Frisian

Noun

dream c. (pl. dreamen)

  1. dream, daydream

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