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dream /driːm/ noun [countable]
dream verb (past tense and past participle dreamed or dreamt /dremt/)

Irregular Forms: (dreamt)

خواب دیدن ، رویا دیدن ، روانشناسی: رویا
- vision, delusion, hallucination, illusion, imagination, trance
- daydream, fantasy, pipe dream
- ambition, aim, aspiration, desire, goal, hope, wish
- delight, beauty, gem, joy, marvel, pleasure, treasure
- have dreams, conjure up, envisage, fancy, hallucinate, imagine, think, visualize
- daydream, build castles in the air or in Spain, fantasize, stargaze
English Thesaurus: dream, ambition, aspirations, fantasy, pipe dream, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. dream1 S2 W2 /driːm/ noun [countable]
[Word Family: adjective: dream, dreamless, dreamy; noun: dream, dreamer; verb: dream; adverb: dreamily]
[Language: Old English; Origin: dream 'noise, great happiness']

1. WHILE SLEEPING a series of thoughts, images, and feelings that you experience when you are asleep ⇒ daydream:
I had lots of dreams last night.
dream about
a dream about drowning
in a dream
In my dream I flew to a forest of enormous trees.

2. WISH a wish to do, be, or have something – used especially when this seems unlikely:
Her dream is to make a movie.
dream of (doing) something
She had dreams of university.
fulfil/realize a dream
I fulfilled a childhood dream when I became champion.
I have just met the man of my dreams (=the perfect man)!
beyond your wildest dreams (=better than anything you imagined or hoped for)

3. dream house/home/job etc something that seems perfect to someone:
I’ve finally found my dream house.
Win a dream holiday for two in San Francisco!

4. in a dream having a state of mind in which you do not notice or pay attention to things around you:
Ruth went about her tasks in a dream.

5. be a dream come true if something is a dream come true, it happens after you have wanted it to happen for a long time:
Marriage to her is a dream come true.

6. like a dream extremely well or effectively:
The plan worked like a dream.

7. be/live in a dream world to have ideas or hopes that are not correct or likely to happen:
If you think that all homeless people have it as easy as me, then you are living in a dream world.

8. be a dream be perfect or very desirable:
Her latest boyfriend is an absolute dream.
Some performers are a dream to work with; others are not.
sb’s dream (=something someone would really like)
She’s every adolescent schoolboy’s dream.

9. in your dreams spoken used to say in a rude way that something is not likely to happen:
‘I’m going to ask her to go out with me.’ ‘In your dreams!’

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. dream2 S3 W3 verb (past tense and past participle dreamed or dreamt /dremt/)
[Word Family: adjective: dream, dreamless, dreamy; noun: dream, dreamer; verb: dream; adverb: dreamily]

1. WISH [intransitive and transitive] to think about something that you would like to happen or have
dream of/about (doing) something
She dreamed of becoming a chef.
He’s got the sort of money that you and I can only dream about.
dream (that)
She dreamed that one day she would be famous.

2. WHILE SLEEPING [intransitive and transitive] to have a dream while you are asleep
dream about
I dreamt about you last night.
dream (that)
It’s quite common to dream that you’re falling.

3. NOT PAY ATTENTION [intransitive] to think about something else and not give your attention to what is happening around you Synonym : daydream:
She had been dreaming and had not followed the conversation.

4. IMAGINE [intransitive and transitive] to imagine that you have done, seen, or heard something that you have not:
I was sure I posted the letter but I must have dreamt it.

5. never dreamed (that) used to say that you did not think that something would happen:
We never dreamed that we would get through to the next round.

6. wouldn’t dream of (doing) something spoken used to say that you would never do something because you think it is bad or wrong:
I wouldn’t dream of letting strangers look after my own grandmother!

7. who would have dreamt that ...? spoken used to express surprise about something that has happened:
Who would have dreamt that this would happen?
dream something ↔ away phrasal verb
to waste time by thinking about what may happen:
She would just sit in her room dreaming away the hours.
dream on phrasal verb [only in imperative] spoken
used to tell someone that they are hoping for something that will not happen:
You think I’m going to help you move house? Dream on!
dream something ↔ up phrasal verb
to think of a plan or idea, especially an unusual one:
He was continually dreaming up new schemes to promote and enlarge the business.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. while you are asleep
ADJ. awful, bad, disturbing, strange a child frightened by a bad dream
pleasant | vivid | recurrent | erotic, wet | prophetic He had a prophetic dream about a train crash the night before the rail disaster.
VERB + DREAM dream, have She fell asleep and dreamed strange dreams. I had a very disturbing dream last night.
awake/wake from, be awoken/woken from I was awoken from my dream by a knock at the door.
interpret | haunt Images of the crash still haunted his dreams years later.
DREAM + VERB come true I hope my dream about prison won't come true!
haunt sb vivid dreams that regularly haunted him
DREAM + NOUN interpretation
PREP. in a/the ~ In her dream, she was on board a ship heading for America.
~ about a recurrent dream about being late for an exam
PHRASES as (if) in a dream She found herself standing in front of the crowded hall and making her speech, as if in a dream.
sweet dreams ‘Sweet dreams,’ she said, turning off the light.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. sth that you want very much to happen
ADJ. big, great Her biggest dream was to become a singer.
lifelong | distant His plans to travel the world now seemed like a distant dream.
impossible Peace no longer seemed an impossible dream.
utopian | romantic She had this romantic dream of living in a windmill.
VERB + DREAM cherish, have the great utopian dream that they have cherished for so long
achieve, fulfil, realize At last his dreams were fulfilled.
shatter The injury shattered her dream of running in the Olympics.
keep alive The victory keeps San Marino's dream of a World Cup place alive.
DREAM + VERB come true He put all his efforts into making his dream of a united country come true.
turn into a nightmare, turn sour Their dream turned into a nightmare as the cruise ship began to sink.
DREAM + NOUN holiday, home, house After Betty retired, she and her husband designed and built their dream house.
world The government is living in a dream world if they think voters will agree to higher taxes.
PREP. ~ of their dream of a fairer world
PHRASES the … of sb's dreams the house of her dreams
beyond sb's wildest dreams They achieved a success beyond their wildest dreams.
a dream come true Their holiday in the Bahamas was a dream come true.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. always As a child she always dreamt of working with animals.
never I never dreamt I'd actually get the job.
still | long People have long dreamt of an egalitarian society.
just, only It was the kind of trip most of us can only dream about.
VERB + DREAM wouldn't I wouldn't dream of going without you (= I would never go without you).
PREP. about, of

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


have a dream
I had a dream about you last night.
a bad dream (=unpleasant or frightening)
The movie gave the kids bad dreams.
a strange/weird dream
Sometimes I have a strange dream in which I try to speak but I can’t.
a vivid dream (=very clear)
In a vivid dream he saw a huge coloured bird flying above his head.
a recurrent/recurring dream (=that you have many times)
Having recurrent dreams is a very common experience.
be/seem like a dream (=seem unreal)
That summer was so wonderful it seemed like a dream.
Sweet dreams! (=said to someone who is going to bed)
Good night, Sam! Sweet dreams!
have a dream/dreams
I had dreams of becoming a doctor.
achieve/fulfil/realize a dream (=do or get what you want)
He had finally achieved his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.
pursue/follow a dream (=try to do or get what you want)
She left her home town to pursue her dreams.
dream a dream literary (=have a wish)
We can dream great dreams for ourselves and others.
big/great dreams (=a wish to achieve great things)
She was a little girl with big dreams.
an impossible dream (=about something that cannot happen)
Having a number one record had seemed an impossible dream.
a childhood dream (=that you had when you were a child)
I had a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.
a lifelong dream (=that you have had all your life)
His lifelong dream had been to write a novel.
a distant dream (=that it will take a long time to achieve)
Peace in this area may still be a distant dream.
a dream comes true (=something you want happens)
I’d always wanted to go to Africa and at last my dream came true.
the man/woman/house etc of your dreams (=the perfect one for you)
We can help you find the house of your dreams.
not/never in your wildest dreams (=used to say that you had never expected something to happen)
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win the competition.
beyond your wildest dreams (=better or more than you ever hoped for)
Suddenly he was wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I have always dreamed to visit America.
GOOD: I have always dreamed of visiting America.

Usage Note:
dream of doing sth = think about something pleasant that you would like to happen: 'As a child, I used to dream of becoming a famous actress and living in a big house in Hollywood.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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