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Dream appears in the following tongue twister:

  • I wish to wish, I dream to dream, I try to try, and I live to live, and I'd die to die, and I cry to cry but I dont know why.
    (from a song by Soundgarden named "Somewhere", composed and written by Ben Shepherd)

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dream:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dream:


The word dream is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dream

What does dream mean as a name of something?

Dream is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: dreams

  1. a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    • example: I had a dream about you last night
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of dream: dreaming
    • more generic terms: imagery / imagination / imaging / mental imagery = the ability to form mental images of things or events
    • more specific terms:
      • nightmare = a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream
      • wet dream = an erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen
    • part of: sleeping = the state of being asleep
  2. imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
  3. a cherished desire
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of dream: ambition / aspiration
    • more generic word: desire = the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
    • more specific terms:
      • American Dream = the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did
      • emulation = ambition to equal or excel
      • nationalism = the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
  4. a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)
    • example: I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of dream: pipe dream
    • more generic words: fantasy / phantasy = imagination unrestricted by reality
  5. a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality
    • example: he went about his work as if in a dream
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: reverie / revery = an abstracted state of absorption
  6. someone or something wonderful

Alternative definition of the noun dream


  1. imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping
  2. A hope or wish

Definition of the verb dream

What does dream mean as a doing word?

Dream is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishdreamtdreamtdreamingdreams

  1. have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, for-complement clause]I wished for her to do it
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]I wished the children found
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]He wished to come
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]He wished that she would come immediately
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]I wished him to be nice
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I wished it

      Wish Verbs (with the same syntax): aim, expect, hope, imagine, intend, mean, plan, propose, think, wish, yen.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of dream: daydream / stargaze / woolgather
    • more generic terms: conceive of / envisage / ideate / imagine = form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
  2. experience while sleeping

Alternative definition of the verb dream


  1. [intransitive] To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping
  2. [intransitive] To hope, to wish
  3. [intransitive] To daydream
  4. [transitive] to create an imaginary experience (usually when asleep)


  1. Dream is a Japanese pop girl group signed to the Avex Trax label since 2000 and Rhythm Zone since 2009. The group was formed as a result of a 1999 talent contest called "Avex Dream 2000". Originally a three-piece group consisting of Mai Matsumuro, Kana Tachibana, and Yu Hasebe, the group has undergone many changes since its debut in 2000 under the Avex Trax label, and none of the original trio remain. The original trio sold over 950,700 records, and in total the group has sold over 1,100,000 records over the span of 10 years.
  2. Dream a.k.a. Petri Nygård: Petri Jukka Mikael Laurila better known by his stage name Petri Nygård is a Sweden-finnish rap-artist. He is also known under alias Dream and as Travis Bicle.
  3. Dream a.k.a. Melissa Schuman: Melissa Amber Schuman is an American singer and actress. Schuman is best known for her role in the all-girl teen band Dream. With Dream, she appeared in their two biggest hits, "He Loves U Not" and "This is Me". Schuman quit the band after their two hits to pursue her own solo career in singing. Schuman has never gained much fame in singing since her departure from Dream. She has gained some success in acting with appearances in such movies as Love Don't Cost a Thing, The Hollow and Silent Scream. Schuman has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has even hosted TRL. In November 2010, the song "Don't" that was supposed to be the debut single for her unreleased solo album was released on iTunes.
  4. Dream a.k.a. Marc Ryan is a New Zealand racing cyclist.

There are other people with in their name, like Dream Girl, Lucid dream, Dream Ocampo, Dream Machine, Dream Cazzaniga, Tangerine Dream, Dream Kasestatad, A Scorpion's Dream, Dream Sarae Lumpkin, Dream Alijha Iverson and many others.


  1. Dream a.k.a. D:Ream is a Northern Irish pop rock and dance group. They had a UK Number One hit with "Things Can Only Get Better" in 1994 as well as eight more top 40 hits. They released two albums, both of which reached the top five. The group had an all-male line-up which varied in number, but mainly centred on lead singer Peter Cunnah. The live band included keyboard player Brian Cox, who is now a professor of physics and a television presenter, though Cunnah normally played keyboards on the records.
  2. Dream was an American pop girl group, active from 1998 until 2003. Their biggest success came in 2000 with their track, "He Loves U Not", a transatlantic hit single.

There are other groups with in their name, like I Dream, Bad Dream, Dream Lab, Low Dream, The-Dream, Blue Dream, Dream Boys, Dream Evil, Dream Team, Neon Dream, Abaco Dream, Black Dream, Color Dream, Dream Death, Dream diary, Dream Quest, Flame Dream, Common Dream, Dream Affair.


Dream is a fictional character and the protagonist of DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman. One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings older and greater than gods, Dream is both lord and personification of all dreams and stories, all that is not in reality. He has taken many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros, and his appearance can change depending on the person who is seeing him. Dream was named the sixth-greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine. He was also named fifteenth in IGN's 100 Top Comic Book Heroes list.


  1. "Dream" is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk.
  2. Dream is a 2009 South Korean television series that follows the lives of a sports agent and K-1 fighters. Starring Joo Jin-mo, Kim Bum and Son Dam-bi, it aired on SBS from July 27 to September 29, 2009 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.
  3. "Dream" a.k.a. "Sueño" is a 2005 comedy-drama film directed by Renée Chabria that stars John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, and Elizabeth Peña.
  4. "Dream" is a 2012 Telugu, psychological thriller film directed by Bhavani Shankar K under the banner of Kaipa Film Production House and produced by Satish Mynam and Vijaya Mynam. The film features Rajendra Prasad, Pavani Reddy and Jayashree in the lead roles. Dream is scripted and directed by Bhavani Shankar K and is his first feature film as director. The film won Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival and has also garnered selection at the Newyork City International Film Festival.
  5. "Dream" is a 2012 short film directed by James Franco.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • released on
  6. "Dream" is a 2013 short documentary film directed by Rich Van Every.
    • also known as DREAM: Art & Culture of Burning Man, DREAM - Art & Culture of Burning Man
    • country: United States Virgin Islands
    • language: English Language
    • cinematography by Rich Van Every
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on
  7. "Dream" is a 2001 film directed by Mikael Ruttkay Hylin.
  8. "Dream" is a 2012 short animated film.
    • also known as Sonho
    • country: Brazil
    • language: Portuguese Language
    • genre: Animation
    • released in
  9. "Dream" is a 2002 short film written and directed by Milos Kohout.
  10. "Dream" a.k.a. "Dreams" is a film.
  11. "Dream" is a film.


"Dream" a.k.a. "Banjo-Kazooie" is a platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was first released on 29 June 1998 in North America and on 17 July 1998 in Europe, and later re-released as an Xbox Live Arcade game for the Xbox 360 on 3 December 2008. Banjo-Kazooie is the first instalment in the Banjo-Kazooie series, and chronicles the titular characters' encounter with series antagonist Gruntilda. The game's story focuses on Banjo and Kazooie's efforts to stop Gruntilda's plans to switch her beauty with Banjo's sister Tooty. The game features nine open levels where the player must complete a number of challenges like solving puzzles, jumping over obstacles, gathering objects, and defeating opponents.


  1. "Dream", sometimes referred to as "Dream", is a jazz and pop standard with words and music written by Johnny Mercer in 1944. He originally wrote it as a theme for his radio program. It has been and performed by many artists, with the most popular versions of this song recorded by The Pied Pipers, Frank Sinatra, and Roy Orbison.
  2. "Dream" is the second album by Canadian Jazz performer Michael Bublé. The album was released in Canada in June 2002, preceding the release of his debut label album. Bublé re-recorded the track "Dream" for his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible, and also recorded the track "Stardust" for his 2009 albums Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden and Crazy Love. The Crazy Love version features vocals from Naturally 7.
  3. "Dream" is American pop singer Yuna Ito's third Japanese studio album. The album was released on May 27, 2009 under her label Studioseven Recordings. The album was released in two formats: CD-only and a limited CD+DVD version that contains four music videos and the making of the video. The motto of the album is: "If you can dream it, you can do it".
  4. "Dream": Mimpi is a compilation album by Indonesian singer Anggun, features 2 hit singles "Mimpi" and "Bayang Bayang Ilusi". The album was released in 1989 under label Atlantic Records, Indonesia. The song "Mimpi" eventually got placed at number 47 on Rolling Stone Indonesia's "150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time" list.
    • also known as Mimpi
    • genre: Rock music
    • released in (27 years ago)
  5. "Dream" is the fifth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal and the second from his second album Showtime. The single became his fifth top forty hit and second consecutive top twenty hit in the UK Singles Chart peaking at number fourteen, his second highest charting single. "Dream" became his longest running single to chart in the UK singles chart, spending eight weeks inside the top seventy-five.
  6. "Dream" is an album by Japanese new age musician Kitaro, featuring vocals by Yes' Jon Anderson.
    • genre: New-age music
    • released on (23 years ago)
    • award: - Grammy Award for Best New Age Album nomination for Kitaro
  7. "Dream" is the ninth solo album from Keller Williams, released in 2007. With the help of numerous collaborators, Williams explores a wide spectrum of musical genres in each of the songs.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (8 years ago)
  8. "Dream" a.k.a. "Symphonion Dream" is the 1975 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. They were joined by guest musicians Leon Russell and Linda Ronstadt, along with actor Gary Busey, who was credited as "Teddy Jack Eddy", and played various percussion instruments.
  9. "Dream" is the fourth album by the married duo Captain & Tennille and their final album with A&M Records.
  10. "Dream" a.k.a. "Dreams" is a musical album of Ann Lee & Anne Lee.
  11. "Dream" is a composition.
  12. "Dream" is a musical single of Dizzee Rascal.
    • also known as Dream (disc 2)
    • released on (11 years ago)


  1. "Dream" is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m, it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Channel 4.
  2. Dream is an Island in Flathead Lake.

There are other places with in their name, like Dream Tower, Dream World and Sky Dream Fukuoka.


  1. Dream was a mixed martial arts organization promoted by former PRIDE FC executives and K-1 promoter Fighting and Entertainment Group. DREAM replaced FEG's previous-run mixed martial arts fight series, Hero's. The series retained many of the stylistic flourishes and personnel from Pride FC broadcasts, including fight introducer Lenne Hardt. In America, the promotion is aired on HDNet. They promoted over 20 shows highlighting some of the best Japanese and international MMA talent, establishing or enhancing the careers of top ranked fighters such as Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Eddie Alvarez, Joe Warren, Jason Miller, Kazushi Sakuraba, Gegard Mousasi and Alistair Overeem.
  2. DREAM: The Distributed Real-time Embedded Analysis Method is a platform-independent open-source tool for the verification and analysis of distributed real-time and embedded systems which focuses on the practical application of formal verification and timing analysis to real-time middleware. DREAM supports formal verification of scheduling based on task timed automata using the Uppaal model checker and the Verimag IF toolset as well as the random testing of real-time components using a discrete event simulator. DREAM is developed at the Center for Embedded Computer Systems at the University of California, Irvine, in cooperation with researchers from Vanderbilt University.
    • developer: Gabor Madl
    • genre: Distributed computing
  3. DREAM is an ad hoc location-based routing protocol. DREAM stands for Distance Routing Effect Algorithm for Mobility.

Phrases with Dream

Phrases starting with the word Dream:

  1. Dream On
  2. dream up
  3. Dream pop
  4. Dream Factory
  5. Dream Come True

Phrases ending with the word Dream:

  1. to dream
  2. wet dream
  3. pipe dream
  4. Lucid dream
  5. Waking Dream
  6. american dream
  7. I Have a Dream
  8. Indian's Dream
  9. Live the Dream
  10. Impossible Dream

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Dream

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Google previewA Treasure Chest of Memories (1911)

by Joe Mitchell Chapple

The Dream is the babe in the lovelit nest, And the rollicking boy at play; The Dream is the youth with the old, old zest For the rare romance of a day. Then the Deed strides forth to the distant goal That has dazzled since life began: For the ...

Google previewFuel Magazine (1910)

The Coal Operators National Weekly

The Dream is the babe in the love-lit nest, And the rollicking boy at play; The Dream is the Youth with the old, old zest For the rare romance of a day. Then the deed strides forth to the distant goal That has dazzled since life began; For the ...

Google previewThe Reformatory Press (1911)

by Iowa. Reformatory at Anamosa

Brand says: “A dream is a series of ideas, or a train of thoughts, which occupy the mind, or those imaginary transactions in which it is engaged during sleep. The records of history, both sacred and profane, abound in instances of dreams which ...

Google previewPoor Richardson's Almanac (2010)

by Poor Richardson

Choices are the American Dream. Freedom is the dynamo that gives us the power to make choices. America is the place where individual freedom remains viable. Many will say the American Dream is that you can be anything you want to be.

Google previewPrinciples And Power Of Vision (2003)

by Dr. Myles Monroe

The ability to dream is the greatest power on earth. The ability to see your hope is the greatest motivator of humanity. The ability to imagine and incubate a vision is inherent in the human spirit and manifests itself in the daydreams of every child ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

The dream is a “quasi world,” containing neglected information about ourselves. ... variety of imagining, but is the parent of the imagination, and the origin of the dream is the origination of existence, that is, the origin of the human soul.

Google previewA Midsummer Night's Dream (2012)

by William Shakespeare

A Mids1iritiiici' Night's Dream is a comedy of simultaneous innocence and experience. Of all the plays. it is the one that offers most to a child's way of seeing . and which should be everybody's introduction to Shakespeare. preferably well before ...

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Into another dream
Weaving into
your dream
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Our life-line...

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Scrabble value of D2R1E1A1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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