[syn: dream, dreaming]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dream \Dream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dreamed (dr[=e]md) or
Dreamt (dr[e^]mt); p. pr. & vb. n. Dreaming.] [Cf. AS.
dr[=e]man, dr[=y]man, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]
1. To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of
sleep; to experience sleeping visions; -- often with of;
as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.
2. To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to
anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have
a visionary notion or idea; to imagine.
Here may we sit and dream
Over the heavenly theme. --Keble.
They dream on in a constant course of reading, but
not digesting. --Locke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in
a dream that has nothing to do with reality" [syn: dream,
2: a series of mental images and emotions occurring during
sleep; "I had a dream about you last night" [syn: dream,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "dreaming":
Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absent, absentminded,
absentmindedness, absorbed, absorption, abstracted, abstractedness,
abstraction, bemused, bemusement, brown study, castle-building,
charmed, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, daydreamy,
depth of thought, dream, dreamery, dreamful, dreamfulness,
dreaminess, dreamlike, dreamlikeness, dreamy, dreamy-eyed,
dreamy-souled, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere, enchanted, engrossed,
engrossment, entranced, fantasy, fantasying, faraway,
fit of abstraction, half-awake, in a reverie, in a trance,
in the clouds, lost, lost in thought, meditative, mooning,
moonraking, muse, museful, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy,
napping, nodding, oblivious, pensive, pensiveness, pipe dream,
pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, preoccupied, rapt, reverie,
somewhere else, spellbound, spelled, stargazing, study, taken up,
trance, tranced, transported, unconscious, woolgathering,
wrapped in thought