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 for dream
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dream \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.
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           Your old men shall dream dreams.         --Acts ii. 17.
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           At length in sleep their bodies they compose,
           And dreamt the future fight.             --Dryden.
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           And still they dream that they shall still succeed.
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     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?" --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dream \Dream\ (dr[=e]m), n. [Akin to OS. dr[=o]m, D. droom, G.
     traum, Icel. draumr, Dan. & Sw. dr["o]m; cf. G. tr["u]gen to
     deceive, Skr. druh to harm, hurt, try to hurt. AS. dre['a]m
     joy, gladness, and OS. dr[=o]m joy are, perh., different
     words; cf. Gr. qry^los noise.]
     1. The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary
        transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a
        sleeping vision.
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              Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.
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              I had a dream which was not all a dream. --Byron.
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     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.
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              There sober thought pursued the amusing theme,
              Till Fancy colored it and formed a dream. --Pope.
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              It is not them a mere dream, but a very real aim
              which they propose.                   --J. C.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dream \Dream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dreamed (dr[=e]md) or
     Dreamt (dr[e^]mt); p. pr. & vb. n. Dreaming.] [Cf. AS.
     dr[=e]man, dr[=y]man, to rejoice. See Dream, n.]
     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.
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     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.
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              Here may we sit and dream
              Over the heavenly theme.              --Keble.
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              They dream on in a constant course of reading, but
              not digesting.                        --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a series of mental images and emotions occurring during
           sleep; "I had a dream about you last night" [syn: dream,
      2: imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a
         dream that has nothing to do with reality" [syn: dream,
      3: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
         [syn: ambition, aspiration, dream]
      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, 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 or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
      v 1: have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy [syn: dream,
           daydream, woolgather, stargaze]
      2: experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He
         dreamt a strange scene"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  182 Moby Thesaurus words for "dream":
     Miss America, Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness,
     absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, ace, ache, airy hope,
     airy nothing, aspiration, assume, autism, bad dream,
     bathing beauty, be absent, be afraid, beau ideal, beaut, beauty,
     beauty contest winner, beauty queen, believe, belle, bemusement,
     brown study, bubble, bunny, castle-building, charmer, chimera,
     conceive, conclude, conjure up, consider, corker, cover girl,
     crackerjack, crave, daisy, dandy, darb, daresay, daydream,
     daydreamer, daydreaming, dazzler, deception, deduce, deem,
     delirium tremens, deluded belief, delusion, depth of thought,
     dereism, dilly, divagate, divine, dream of, dream vision, dreaming,
     dreamland, dreamworld, enchantress, engrossment, expect,
     false belief, fancy, fantasy, fantasying, feel, fit of abstraction,
     flight of fancy, freak out, gather, go woolgathering, golden dream,
     grant, great beauty, hallucinate, hallucination, hallucinosis,
     hanker, high goal, honey, humdinger, hunger, idealism, ideals,
     ignis fatuus, illusion, imagine, incubus, infer, killer-diller,
     knockout, lady fair, let, let be, lollapaloosa, looker, lulu, lust,
     mind-expansion, mirage, misbelief, misconception, model, moon,
     mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy,
     nightmare, opine, paragon, peach, phantasm, pine, pinup,
     pinup girl, pip, pipe, pipe dream, pipe-dream, pipe-dreaming,
     pippin, prefigure, preoccupation, presume, presuppose, presurmise,
     provisionally accept, pussycat, quixotic ideal, rainbow,
     raving beauty, reaching high, reckon, reigning beauty, repute,
     reverie, say, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion,
     sex kitten, sigh, slick chick, speculation, stargaze, stargazing,
     stray, study, stunner, suppose, surmise, suspect, sweetheart, take,
     take for, take for granted, take it, think, thirst, trance, trick,
     trip, tripping, understand, unreal hope, upward looking, utopia,
     vapor, vision, wander, whiz, woolgathering, wrong impression

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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
     wife (27:19).
       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).

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