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English definition of “dream”

dream

noun [C] (HOPE)    /driːm/
B1 something that you want to happen very much but that is not very likely : It's always been my dream to have flying lessons . Winning all that money was a dream come true .Hoping and hopefulnessPotentialFeelings of desire of your dreams the best that you can imagine : Win the house of your dreams in our fantastic competition !Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of dream noun (HOPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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