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Origin of dream

1200–50; Middle English dreem,Old English drēam joy, mirth, gladness, cognate with Old Saxon drōm mirth, dream, Old Norse draumr,Old High German troum dream; modern sense first recorded in ME but presumably also current in Old English, as in Old Saxon

synonym study for dream

1. Dream, nightmare, and vision refer to the kinds of mental images that form during sleep. Dream is the general term for any such succession of images. A nightmare is a dream that brings fear or anxiety: frightened by a nightmare. Vision refers to a series of images of unusual vividness, clarity, order, and significance, sometimes seen in a dream.

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British Dictionary definitions for dream

dream
/ (driːm) /

noun
verb dreams, dreaming, dreamed or dreamt (drɛmt)
adjective
too good to be true; idealdream kitchen
See also dream up

Derived forms of dream

Word Origin for dream

Old English drēam song; related to Old High German troum, Old Norse draumr, Greek thrulos noise
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Medical definitions for dream

dream
[ drēm ]

n.
A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dream

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