dream book



a book, pamphlet, etc., that lists common dreams and purports to interpret them, especially in regard to their meaning for the future.

Origin of dream book

First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for dream book

Historical Examples of dream book

  • Raz Brown, awake—nominally, at least—sat by, reading his dream-book.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

  • "Let's see what it says about a parasol;" and she turned over her dream-book.

    Cast Adrift

    T. S. Arthur

  • I was no better than a kitchen-maid at her dream-book and fortune-teller.

  • I can smell the odour of the gathered hay, and the faces in my dream-book smile at me.

    Painted Windows

    Elia W. Peattie

  • Few young women in the country, farmers' daughters and servants, were without a favourite "Dream-Book."