What is dream?

  • (noun): Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake.
    Example: "He lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
    Synonyms: dreaming
    See also — Additional definitions below


Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Scientists believe that, in addition to humans, certain birds and the majority of mammals also dream.

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Some articles on dream:

Dream - Other Associated Phenomena - Night Terrors
... terrors should not be confused with nightmares, which are bad dreams that cause the feeling of horror or fear ...
James Purdy - Bibliography
63 Dream Palace (short stories) (1956) Malcolm (1959) Colour of Darkness (short stories) (1961) The Nephew (1961) Children is All (1963) Cabot Wright Begins (1965) Eustace ...
When Dream And Day Unite - 15th Anniversary Performance
... On the 15th anniversary of the album, Dream Theater performed it in its entirety in Los Angeles, California, and during two additional songs in the encore special guests Charlie Dominici and Derek ... released on CD and DVD under the title When Dream and Day Reunite through Mike Portnoy's independent label YtseJam Records ...
When Dream And Day Unite - Track Listing
... "A Fortune in Lies" John Petrucci Dream Theater 513 2 ... "Status Seeker" Charlie Dominici, Petrucci Dream Theater 418 3 ... "The Killing Hand" " Petrucci Dream Theater 842 5 ...
Dream Street
... Dream Street was an American pop boy band that was formed in mid 1999 by Louis Baldonieri and Brian Lukow ... Dream Street later disbanded in 2002 after a legal dispute between the parents and the group's managers ...

More definitions of "dream":

  • (noun): A state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality.
    Example: "He went about his work as if in a dream"
  • (noun): A fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe).
    Example: "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
    Synonyms: pipe dream
  • (noun): A series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep.
    Example: "I had a dream about you last night"
    Synonyms: dreaming
  • (noun): Someone of something wonderful.
    Example: "This dessert is a dream"
  • (verb): Experience while sleeping.
    Example: "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"

Famous quotes containing the word dream:

    Look not too long in the face of the fire, O man! Never dream with thy hand on the helm! Turn not they back to the compass; accept the first hint of the hitching tiller; believe not the artificial fire, when its redness makes all things look ghastly.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Most writers steal a good thing when they can,
    And when ‘tis safely got ‘tis worth the winning.
    The worst of ‘t is we now and then detect ‘em,
    Before they ever dream that we suspect ‘em.
    Bryan Waller Proctor (1787–1874)

    The a priori method is distinguished for its comfortable conclusions. It is the nature of the process to adopt whatever belief we are inclined to, and there are certain flatteries to the vanity of man which we all believe by nature, until we are awakened from our pleasing dream by rough facts.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)