• WordNet 3.6
    • n dreaming a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep "I had a dream about you last night"
    • n dreaming imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
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Day Dreams Day Dreams
Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed Jamestown Island, Virginia. On this small island—half forest and half marsh—was planted the English colony of which...
Day-Dreaming Day-Dreaming
The morning was truly Venetian, soft and fair as a dream The morning was truly Venetian, soft and fair as a dream


  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”
  • Helen Schucman
    Helen Schucman
    “Dreams show you that you have the power...”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    “You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. [The Tempest]”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Thought are but dreams till their effects are tried.”
  • Barbara Sher
    “And our dreams are who we are.”


Pipe dream - A pipe dream is an unrealistic, impractical idea or scheme.


In literature:

This hour will be remembered as a dream, a bright, but fleeting dream.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Popular dream-telling understood this, and pronounced that you must read dreams backwards.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
You have been asleep and dreamed bad dreams.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Dreams, these Warlockians dealt in and through dreams.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I could never go to sleep again on a night after the dream.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
These sensations of light, emanating from without, are at the bottom of many of our dreams.
"Dreams" by Henri Bergson
He felt pursued, as by an indistinct dream.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He had no idea what a Dream Shop was, or how the dreams were produced.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
And this is my swan's nest, and my floating cradle, in which I do my dreaming: for I can dream dreams as well as thou.
"The Substance of a Dream" by F. W. Bain
And Joyce's one dream in life has been to save enough money to go East to take lessons in designing.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
I mean to dig for buried treasure this summer, realizing the dream of a lifetime.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
I've dreamed, but it's not a dream now, is it, dear; it's you?
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
That he had been dreaming busily every night of late he knew as surely as that he instantly forgot these dreams.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Dream thou hast dreamt all this, when thou awake, Yet still be sorrowful, for a dream's sake.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
This handsome young sailor was my first dream of a lover.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I dreamed of death and murders and shadowy unutterable horrors.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
Then he turned, and followed silently in his wake, while Audie remained to dream fresh and more pleasant dreams before the fire.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
From the dust and drudgery of their farms the farm boys dreamed and dreamed of the power and splendor of the pageantry.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
When he was dreaming, I was dreaming.
"The Later Life" by Louis Couperus
Swift as a dream he flew on.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

"He spoke of love. Ah, tenderly
He told his dreams of love-
Dreams the sea-winds had brought to him
When stars were white above.
"The Lover" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
But I shall dream, and, in my dreams,
Shall see thee standing there,
The flowers beside thee and the beams
Of summer in thy hair.
"Sweet Jenny" by Alexander Anderson
The hope I dreamed of was a dream,
Was but a dream; and now I wake,
Exceeding comfortless, and worn, and old,
For a dream's sake.
"Mirage" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
All the day the light lies dreaming, dreaming,
Quietly on the lea.
All the day the ships go sailing, sailing,
Over an unseen sea.
"Land-Bound" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
The music ceased; the noonday dream,
Like dream of night, withdrew;
But Fancy, still, will sometimes deem
Her fond creation true.
"A Day Dream" by Emily Jane Bronte
A road to dream upon by day,
A fire for dreams at night,
Free to wander far away,
Free to shout and free to play,
Quite impolite.
"Summer Explorer" by John Chipman Farrar

In news:

Awed By And Dreaming Of Space.
You'll be hardpressed to find 2 better drummers than Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater and legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart.
The divorce between pop star Christina Milian and "The-Dream" has turned nasty -- all because of Justin Bieber.
The Baseball Project's Steve Wynn on the Twins, Dream Syndicate, and origins.
It was originally "Rah, rah, Jayhawk," and it was dreamed up, the story goes, by a chemistry professor on a train in 1886.
DREAM Act supporters protest in Austin, Texas in 2011.
Last week, President Barack Obama announced a Department of Homeland Security directive allowing undocumented immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act to avoid deportation and acquire work authorization.
The head of IASB retires with the dream of convergence not yet realised.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of George Balanchine 's greatest creations—and one of the greatest of all story ballets.
In truth he's not a canonized saint but a fictional persona dreamed up by two creative New Yorkers in 1999 to give St Patrick's Day a more positive theme than drinking.
Hernando has its field of dreams, and hands full, as it eyes cleanup chores at Civic Center ballfields .
Happy Holidaze 12/20: Bambara 's "Clara's Dream" menu for Ballet West's Nutcracker.
Cheap Trick to stage 'Dream Police' shows.
Ulises Valdez, Rolando Herrera and Alex Sotelo prove that there's more to the American dream than just dreaming.
What makes us dream, why do we dream what we dream, and what happens to our bodies during the different stages of dreaming.

In science:

Utility fog: The stuff that dreams are made of.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
However, solutions do exist, which make component programming a dream (almost) come true.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
To found a consistent theory that can unify general relativity and quantum mechanics is a long dream for physicists.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
This work would have been nothing more than a graduate student’s distant dream were it not for the contribution of Philippe Fla jolet.
Additive functionals on random search trees
My mother taught me to value education and my parents sacrificed much so that I could pursue my dream.
Additive functionals on random search trees
Steven Weinberg, for example, has been very productive from this point of view (see, e.g., his book ”Dreams of a final theory” ).
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
On the other hand, this dream of a final theory might also be perceived as a nightmare by people like the present authors, who hope and believe that reality is an inexhaustible source of wonders.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This paroxysmal event should also give rise to a black hole surrounded by a torus of matter at nuclear densities, possibly producing relativistic jets that are less energetic and shorter lived than those of collapsars and originating short GRBs.” (A report from the dream-land: a bundle of unfounded conjectures).
No motions of bodies produce GW's
In spite of the fact that superconductivity is a low-temperature phenomenon, the possibility to use a superconductor at room temperature is an old dream.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Michel Dureigne, Serge Tichkiewitch, Daniel Brissaud, "Collaborative large engineering : from IT dream to reality", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
We dream of geni: Exploring radical network designs.
Expanders via Random Spanning Trees
Now is the time to dream of future pro jects in space [32-36].
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
While in the previous visible evolutionary trend towards ever higher forms of abstraction, high hopes and big dreams that ultimately failed to manifest were associated with every step, important progress unquestionably has happened nevertheless.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
As compared with our technological achievements, the performances of fish make the human dream.
The eel-like robot
Some people refuse to abandon the dream of programming in flrst-order logic.
Logic Programming, Functional Programming, and Inductive Definitions