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parts of speech:
noun, verb
dream up
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of pictures or visions that a sleeping person experiences.
Last night I had a dream about flying like a bird.
similar words:
daydream, fantasy, nightmare, vision
definition 2: a strong hope or goal.
Her dream is to become a doctor.
hope, vision
similar words:
aim, ambition, aspiration, goal, intention, purpose
definition 3: a person who is attractive or very nice.
I think her brother is a real dream.
phrase: dream up
part of speech: verb
inflections: dreams, dreaming, dreamed, dreamt
definition 1: to pass or spend by daydreaming (often followed by "away").
He dreamed away the whole morning.
definition 2: to have a dream or vision during sleep.
I dreamt about a magical castle last night.
definition 3: to imagine as something strongly desired (usu. fol. by "of").
He dreamed of fame.
derivations: dreamless (adj.), dreamer (n.)