dream [-s] n

early ME drém.

  1. Images; ideas in sleep; more revealing than waking thoughts; (see Genesis 31:24).
  2. Fiction; imagination; fantasy; vision; (see Genesis 37:20).
  3. Insight; revelation; heightened state of awareness; (see Genesis 20:3).
  4. Spiritual bliss; vision of perfection; utopia; (see Ecclesiastes 5:7).
  5. Poetic imagination; goals; aspirations; ambitions.

dream [-ed, -ing] v

OE dréman.

  1. Envision; experience in slumber; see while asleep; have mental images appear during the Rapid Eye Movement portion of the mind's resting state; (see Genesis 28:12).
  2. Imagine; invent; make believe.
  3. Fantasize; pretend; act as of; make believe; create an imaginary alternative.
  4. Daydream; use time trivially.