Synonyms of dream


1. dream, dreaming, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery

usage: a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"

2. dream, dreaming, imagination, imaginativeness, vision

usage: imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

3. ambition, aspiration, dream, desire

usage: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"

4. pipe dream, dream, fantasy, phantasy

usage: a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

5. dream, reverie, revery

usage: a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"

6. dream, perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra

usage: someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"


1. dream, daydream, woolgather, stargaze, imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage

usage: have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

2. dream, perceive, comprehend

usage: experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"

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