Definition of Dreams

1. Noun. (plural of dream) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of dream) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dreams

1. dream [v] - See also: dream

Medical Definition of Dreams

1. A series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep which are dissociated from the usual stream of consciousness of the waking state. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dreams

dreamily
dreaminess
dreaminesses
dreaming
dreaming track
dreamingly
dreamings
dreamland
dreamlands
dreamless
dreamlessly
dreamlessness
dreamlessnesses
dreamlike
dreamlikeness
dreams (current term)
dreamscape
dreamscapes
dreamt
dreamtime
dreamtimes
dreamward
dreamware
dreamwork
dreamworld
dreamworlds
dreamwrapt
dreamy state
dreap

Literary usage of Dreams

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"dreams, INTERPRETATION OP.—There is in sleep something mysterious which seems, from the earliest times, to have impressed man and aroused his curiosity. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Practically all the methods by which dreams have been studied are therefore employed, except that of 'direct observation,' by which the dreamer, ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... an interpreter of dreams is meant, for we have no hint of any preceding dream which wants to be interpreted. We may therefore more probably refer it to ..."

4. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele (1778)
"JL HOUGH there are many authors, who have written on dreams, they have ... as dreams may give us fome idea of the great excellency of a human foul, ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"Some of the dreams of adults and most of the dreams of children are purely ... The child dreams of pleasureable experiences denied him by day, ..."

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