Definition of dream verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    dream

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//driːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//driːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dream
    BrE BrE//driːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//driːm//
     
    he / she / it dreams
    BrE BrE//driːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//driːmz//
     
    past simple dreamt
    BrE BrE//dremt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dremt//
     
    past participle dreamt
    BrE BrE//dremt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dremt//
     
    past simple dreamed
    BrE BrE//driːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//driːmd//
     
    past participle dreamed
    BrE BrE//driːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//driːmd//
     
    -ing form dreaming
    BrE BrE//ˈdriːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdriːmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive, transitive] to experience a series of images, events and feelings in your mind while you are asleep Did I talk in my sleep? I must have been dreaming. dream of/about somebody/something I dreamt about you last night. dream something Did it really happen or did I just dream it? dream (that)… I dreamt (that) I got the job.
  2. 2  [intransitive, transitive] to imagine and think about something that you would like to happen dream of/about something She dreams of running her own business. It was the kind of trip most of us only dream about. dream of/about doing something (informal) I wouldn't dream of going without you (= I would never go without you). dream something Who'd have dreamt it? They're getting married. dream (that)… I never dreamt (that) I’d actually get the job.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: of Germanic origin, related to Dutch droom and German Traum, and probably also to Old English drēam ‘joy, music’.Extra examples As a child she always dreamed of working with animals. He often dreamed of owning a house right on the beach. I never dreamed I’d actually get the job. I wouldn’t dream of going without you. It was the kind of trip most of us can only dream about. People have long dreamed of an egalitarian society. I always dreamed that one day I’d be famous. I dreamed about you last night. It might never happen, but I can dream can’t I? The people still dreamed about peace returning to their country. Phrasal Verbsdream something awaydream ondream somethingup
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