dream

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. vision, reverie, fantasy, fancy; daydream, chimera, nightmare; delusion, hallucination. See imagination, insubstantiality.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Mental pictures]
Syn. nightmare, apparition, hallucination, vision, daydream, fantasy, wraith, specter, incubus, image, illusion, mirage, trance, idea, impression, reverie, Romance, dream life, evidence of the unconscious, flight of fancy, castle in the air, castle in Spain, air castle; see also fantasy 2 , illusion 1 , thought 2 , vision 3 , 4 .
Ant. reality*, verity, truth.
2. [A fond hope]
Syn. aspiration, goal, deSire, ideal; see hope 2 , purpose 1 .
3. [Unattainable idea]
Syn. chimera, bubble, will-o'-the-wisp, pipe dream*; see sense 1; fantasy 2 , illusion 1 .
v.
1. [To have visions, usually during sleep or fever]
Syn. be delirious, have nightmares, see in a vision, have flashes, hallucinate, fancy, visualize, envisage; see also visualize .
2. [To entertain or delude oneself with imagined things]
Syn. fancy, fantasize, daydream, indulge in reveries, imagine, conceive, have notions, conjure up, create, picture, visualize, muse, stargaze, moon, idealize, be up in the clouds, be on cloud nine, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain, go woolgathering, be moonstruck, let one's mind wander, talk through one's hat*, pipe-dream*, blow bubbles*, search for the rainbow's end, look for the pot of gold; see also imagine 1 .
3. [To conceive mentally; usually used in the negative ]
Syn. think of, consider, believe, suppose; see assume 1 , consider 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. sleep visions or reverie daydream, hallucination, *REM sleep, hypnogogic imagery, nightmare, night terrors, incubus, fantasy, figment of the imagination, vision. ''The ghost of a shadow.''—Joseph Devlin. ''Children of an idle brain.''—Shakespeare. ''The imaginary gratification ofunconscious wishes.''—Sigmund Freud. ''You eat, in dreams, the custard of the day.''—Alexan-der Pope. see sleep
2. aspiration goal, ambition, *pipe dream, flight of fancy, aim, wish, desire, *castle in the air, *castle in Spain, fantasy.
3. pleasure delight.
II
v.
fantasize, daydream, imagine, muse, fancy, envisage, visualize, conjure up, hallucinate, conceive, lose oneself in reverie.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An illusory mental image: daydream, fancy, fantasy, fiction, figment, illusion, phantasm, phantasma, reverie, vision. See REAL. 2. A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire: bubble, castle in the air, chimera, fantasy, illusion, pipe dream, rainbow. See REAL. 3. A fervent hope, wish, or goal: aspiration, ideal. See HOPE. II verb 1. To experience dreams or daydreams: daydream, fantasize, muse1, wool-gather. See REAL. 2. To have a fervent hope or aspiration: aspire. Idioms: reach for the stars, set one's heart on. See SEEK.

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