dream up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dream up devise or invent "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly","no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred%20A.%20Allen
    “He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.”
  • Barbara Sher
    Barbara%20Sher
    “You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.”

Usage

In literature:

I have taken up a great deal of room with this story of a dream, but it clung to me, and would often return.
"Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" by George MacDonald
I'm sure it's all a dream, and I shall wake up to reality at any moment.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
She tossed and muttered in her dreams; and suddenly she sat up in bed with eyes wide open and a distinct sense of something wrong.
"The Green Satin Gown" by Laura E. Richards
Everybody has seen smiles that seemed made up, more than half, of unshed tears, and withered hopes, and disappointed dreams, etc., etc.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Everybody has seen smiles that seemed made up, more than half, of unshed tears, and withered hopes, and disappointed dreams, etc., etc.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
It startled me so that I woke up, but finding it only a dream presently fell asleep again.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It startled me so that I woke up, but finding it only a dream presently fell asleep again.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But instead of going to see it, Charmides stretched himself under the trees on Mount Kronion and gazed up at the moon and dreamed.
"Buried Cities, Part 2" by Jennie Hall
But instead of going to see it, Charmides stretched himself under the trees on Mount Kronion and gazed up at the moon and dreamed.
"Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae" by Jennie Hall
When he woke up he didn't know whether he was a Chinaman who had dreamed he was a lily or a lily now dreaming he was a Chinaman.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

What youthful dreams of high renown
Bade me inflate the parson's gown,
That went not up, nor yet came down?
Avitor!
"Avitor" by Francis Bret Harte
Then up rose Master Echard,
And marvelled: "Can it be
That here, in dream and vision,
The Lord hath talked with me?"
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
If there were no silence here
the snow would have dreamed it up.
You are alone.
Spare the gestures. Nothing for show.
"Snow" by Vladimir Holan
It was the King’s son Hafbur
Woke up amid the night,
And ’gan to tell of a wondrous dream
In swift words nowise light.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
O follow, follow up the stream
And rest ye, loving eyes!
There where the mountains like a dream
Fold round the shadowy skies.
"Parted" by Annie Adams Fields
Till the gray dawn is redd'ning up,
Over the moon low-lying.
Come, come away--we have drunk the cup:
Ours is the dream undying!
"At Amalfi" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

A 23-year-old Minnesotan who moved to Chicago to follow his dream of being a stand-up comic died Thursday after falling down the smokestack of the Intercontinental Hotel.
First Baptist's dreams dashed, come up short in 2A state semifinal.
The 8 Mile star was detained by police at the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan in the early hours of 11 October (12) following an altercation with her 23-year-old make-up artist Holly Hartman.
Is a healthy fast-casual concept dreamed up by a couple of former McDonald's executives the future of quick service.
Sikh Temple, a dream for its congregation , goes up in smoke and flames.
Four years ago, just as the family was looking to move from Connolly 's small house on Oakleigh Lane, her "dream property," one street over on McClure Lane, came up for sale.
PLATTSBURGH — A robochair is the "something different" that artist Cynthia Parker dreamed up for Saturday's Arms, Legs, Art & Antiques Auction.
French industrial designer Petit Romain has dreamed up a square glass container he dubs the Heineken Cube .
Between releasing a new Smashing Pumpkins album and finally opening the Chicago tea house of his dreams, 2012 was shaping up to be a pretty great year for Billy Corgan — but apparently a tree had to go and ruin everything.
First Baptist's dreams dashed , come up short in 2A state semifinal.
Years ago before there were such things as food blogs, my friends and I would always dream up elaborate dinner parties based on vintage recipe books we'd find at the thrift store.
You two each grew up dreaming of Broadway, have played superheroes and have hosted the Oscars.
Researchers plan to follow up this study with a similar investigation that looks specifically at dreaming during REM sleep, the stage of sleep when most of our dreaming —and many of our most emotionally resonant dreams —takes place.
"Glee" Revisits "Teenage Dream " in "The Break Up" Episode.
But the entertainment industry, SanDisk (SNDK), and mobile operators are also dreaming up a new standard that provides top-ranked content on the handset even before the user requests it.
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In science:

One argument people bring up again and again is that true peer review is a pipe dream unless I can also show that systems of evaluations will also work better in a true peer review world.
True Peer Review
Of course, people do not easily give up their dreams.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
Up to now, supersymmetry has been a theorist’s dream and an experimentalist’s nightmare.
The Status of Supersymmetry
Smith suggests that researchers should dream up tests and then contribute them to some common pool of tests.
Tests of Machine Intelligence
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