Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dream”

See all translations

dream

noun
 
/drim/ ( past tense and past participle dreamed, dreamt)
A2 events and images in your mind while you are sleeping: I had a very strange dream last night.
B1 something that you want to happen although it is not very likely: It was his dream to become an actor.
be in a dream to not notice things that are around you because you are thinking about something else: I didn’t hear what you were saying – I was in a dream.
Translations of “dream”
in Korean 꿈, (희망)꿈…
in Arabic حُلْم…
in French rêve, rêverie, merveille…
in Turkish rüya, hayal…
in Italian sogno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 睡覺, 夢,睡夢,夢境…
in Russian сон, мечта…
in Polish sen, marzenie…
in Spanish sueño, maravilla, deseo…
in Portuguese sonho…
in German der Traum, die Träumerei, der Wunschtraum…
in Catalan somni…
in Japanese (寝ている時に見る)夢, (将来の)夢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 睡觉, 梦,睡梦,梦境…
(Definition of dream noun from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Essential American English definitions for “dream”

Definitions of “dream” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More