dream /ˈdrɪm/ 名詞
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?”
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.
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.
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"
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
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).