Definition of Dreaming

1. Noun. Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake. "He lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"




2. Noun. A series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep. "I had a dream about you last night"
Exact synonyms: Dream
Group relationships: Sleeping
Generic synonyms: Imagery, Imagination, Imaging, Mental Imagery
Specialized synonyms: Nightmare, Wet Dream
Derivative terms: Dream, Dream

Definition of Dreaming

1. Proper noun. (Australian Aboriginal mythology) The time of the creation of the world, by the ancestors out of their own essence. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of dream) ¹

3. Noun. An instance of dreaming; a dream or reverie. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dreaming

1. dream [v] - See also: dream

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dreaming

dreamers
dreamery
dreames
dreameth
dreamful
dreamfully
dreamfulness
dreamfulnesses
dreamgirl
dreamgirls
dreamier
dreamiest
dreamily
dreaminess
dreaminesses
dreaming (current term)
dreaming track
dreamingly
dreamings
dreamland
dreamlands
dreamless
dreamlessly
dreamlessness
dreamlessnesses
dreamlike
dreamlikeness
dreams
dreamscape
dreamscapes

Literary usage of Dreaming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"IN THE LAND WHERE WE WERE dreaming FAIR were our visions! Oh, they were as grand As ever floated out of faerie land; Children were we in single faith. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"are disposed to think that dreaming i the rule and not the exception. The question whether we are always dreaming during steep leads up naturally to the ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"THE LAND WHERE WE WERE dreaming From 'The Wreath of Eglantine. ... At morn the mocking bird was mute and still, In the land where we were dreaming! ..."

4. Psychology, Or, A View of the Human Soul: Including Anthropology, Adapted by Friedrich August Rauch (1853)
"dreaming. Xnv The word dream, by a transposition of the letters o and r, ... dreaming is generally described as an involuntary action of the soul. ..."

5. Bugle-echoes: A Collection of the Poetry of the Civil War, Northern and Southern by Francis Fisher Browne (1886)
"IN THE LAND WHERE WE WERE dreaming. As ever floated out of faerie land; Children were we in single faith, But God-like children, whom nor death FAIR were ..."

6. American Poetry by Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Wiley Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster (1918)
"In the land where we were dreaming. And we had graves that covered more of glory. Than ever taxed tradition's ancient story; ..."

7. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1895)
"ON dreaming OF THE DEAD. BY HAVELOCK ELLIS. London. We know that among savages in many parts of the world it is held that the soul in dreams leaves the body ..."

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