Synonyms of dream in English:

dream


See definition of dream

noun

1‘I awoke from turbulent dreams’

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fantasy, nightmare
vision, hallucination

2‘Leonora went around in a dream the following week’

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daydream, reverie, trance, daze, stupor, haze, hypnotic state, half-conscious state, state of unreality
Scottish dwam

3‘he realized his childhood dream of running the estate’

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ambition, aspiration, hope
goal, design, plan, aim, object, objective, grail, holy grail, target, intention, intent
desire, wish, notion, yearning
daydream, fantasy
illusion, delusion, pipe dream, chimera
castles in the air, castles in Spain
informal pie in the sky

4‘he's an absolute dream’

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delight, joy, marvel, wonder, gem, treasure, pleasure
beauty, vision, vision of loveliness, pleasure to behold

verb

1‘she dreamed that she had been present at her own funeral’

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have a dream, have dreams, have a nightmare, have nightmares

2‘I dreamed of making the Olympic team’

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fantasize about, daydream about
wish for, hope for, long for, yearn for, hunger for, hanker after, set one's heart on
aspire to, desire to, wish to
aim for, seek to, have as one's aim, have as one's goal, set one's sights on
literary thirst after, thirst for

3‘she's always dreaming—I think she lives in a world of her own’

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daydream, be in a reverie, be in a trance, be lost in thought, be preoccupied, be abstracted, let one's thoughts wander, stare into space, indulge in wool-gathering, be in a brown study, be in cloud cuckoo land
muse, wonder

4‘I wouldn't dream of being late for Aunt Louise’

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think, consider, contemplate, conceive, entertain the thought of, visualize

adjective

1‘he bought his Californian dream home for $3,000,000’

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ideal, perfect, flawless, exemplary
fantasy

Phrases

    dream something up

    ‘I dreamed up some new excuse’


    SYNONYMS

    think up, invent, concoct, devise, hatch, contrive, create, fabricate, work out, come up with, conjure up

    informal

    cook up, brew