definition of dreamt by The Free Dictionary



n., v. dreamed dreamt, dream•ing, n.

1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.

2. a particular sequence of such images, thoughts, or feelings: a recurring dream about a circus.

3. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.

4. a daydream or reverie.

5. an aspiration; goal; aim.

6. a wild or vain fancy.

7. something of unreal or striking beauty, charm, or excellence.


8. to have a dream.

9. to indulge in daydreams or reveries.

10. to conceive of something in a very remote way (usu. fol. by of): I wouldn’t dream of leaving.


11. to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.

12. to imagine as possible; fancy; conceive.

13. to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often fol. by away): to dream away the afternoon.

14. dream up, to form in the imagination; devise.


15. most desirable; ideal: a dream vacation.

[before 1000; Middle English dreem, Old English drēam joy, mirth]

dream′ful, adj.

dream′ful•ly, adv.

dream′ful•ness, n.

dream′ing•ly, adv.

dream′like`, adj.

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