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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dream /ˈdrim/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dream /ˈdrɪm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dream, v. t. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause.
    Your old men shall dream dreams.   --Acts ii. 17.
 At length in sleep their bodies they compose,
 And dreamt the future fight.   --Dryden.
    And still they dream that they shall still succeed.   --Cowper.
 To dream away To dream out, To dream through, etc., to pass in revery or inaction; to spend in idle vagaries; as, to dream away an hour; to dream through life. Why does Antony dream out his hours?”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dream n.
 1. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision.
    Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.   --Dryden.
    I had a dream which was not all a dream.   --Byron.
 2. A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; -- in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth.
 There sober thought pursued the amusing theme,
 Till Fancy colored it and formed a dream.   --Pope.
    It is not them a mere dream, but a very real aim which they propose.   --J. C. Shairp.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dream, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dreamed or Dreamt (drĕmt); p. pr. & vb. n. Dreaming.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a series of mental images and emotions occurring during
           sleep; "I had a dream about you last night" [syn: dreaming]
      2: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own
         business" [syn: ambition, aspiration]
      3: imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a
         dream that has nothing to do with reality" [syn: dreaming]
      4: a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the
         opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor
         of the universe" [syn: pipe dream]
      5: a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release
         from reality; "he went about his work as if in a dream"
      6: someone of something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
      v 1: have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy [syn: daydream, woolgather,
      2: experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He
         dreamt a strange scene"
      [also: dreamt]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    God has frequently made use of dreams in communicating his will
    to men. The most remarkable instances of this are recorded in
    the history of Jacob (Gen. 28:12; 31:10), Laban (31:24), Joseph
    (37:9-11), Gideon (Judg. 7), and Solomon (1 Kings 3:5). Other
    significant dreams are also recorded, such as those of Abimelech
    (Gen. 20:3-7), Pharaoh's chief butler and baker (40:5), Pharaoh
    (41:1-8), the Midianites (Judg. 7:13), Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:1;
    4:10, 18), the wise men from the east (Matt. 2:12), and Pilate's
    wife (27:19).
      To Joseph "the Lord appeared in a dream," and gave him
    instructions regarding the infant Jesus (Matt. 1:20; 2:12, 13,
    19). In a vision of the night a "man of Macedonia" stood before
    Paul and said, "Come over into Macedonia and help us" (Acts
    16:9; see also 18:9; 27:23).