AskDefine | Define dreaming

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1 imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality" [syn: dream]
2 a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night" [syn: dream]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of dream

Extensive Definition

Dreaming is a state of mind in which a person may enter his/her wildest fantasies.
Dreaming may refer to:
  • Dreaming (spirituality), Indigenous Australian cosmology and spirituality
  • Dream, the experience of envisioned images, sounds, or other sensations during sleep
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dreaming in French: Dreaming
dreaming in Italian: Dreaming
dreaming in Japanese: ドリーミング

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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