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Fantasy vs. Dream

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Fantasynoun

That which comes from one's imagination.

Dreamnoun

Imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.

Fantasynoun

(literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.

Dreamnoun

A hope or wish.

Fantasynoun

A fantastical design.

Dreamnoun

A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy.

‘a dream of bliss;’; ‘the dream of his youth’;

Fantasynoun

(slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

Dreamverb

(intransitive) To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.

Fantasyverb

To fantasize (about).

Dreamverb

(intransitive) To hope, to wish.

Fantasyverb

(obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

Dreamverb

(intransitive) To daydream.

‘Stop dreaming and get back to work.’;

Fantasyverb

(transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

Dreamverb

(transitive) To envision as an imaginary experience (usually when asleep).

‘I dreamed a vivid dream last night.’;

Fantasynoun

Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.

‘Is not this something more than fantasy ?’; ‘A thousand fantasiesBegin to throng into my memory.’;

Dreamverb

(intransitive) To consider the possibility (of).

‘I wouldn't dream of snubbing you in public.’;

Fantasynoun

Fantastic designs.

‘Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.’;

Dreamadjective

ideal; perfect

Fantasyverb

To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

‘Which he doth most fantasy.’;

Dreamnoun

The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision.

‘Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.’; ‘I had a dream which was not all a dream.’;

Fantasynoun

imagination unrestricted by reality;

‘a schoolgirl fantasy’;

Dreamnoun

A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; - in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth.

‘There sober thought pursued the amusing theme,Till Fancy colored it and formed a dream.’; ‘It is not them a mere dream, but a very real aim which they propose.’;

Fantasynoun

fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it;

‘she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies’;

Dreamverb

To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; - often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.

Fantasynoun

something many people believe that is false;

‘they have the illusion that I am very wealthy’;

Dreamverb

To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine.

‘Here may we sit and dreamOver the heavenly theme’; ‘They dream on in a constant course of reading, but not digesting’;

Fantasynoun

the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things

‘his researches had moved into the realms of fantasy’; ‘a fantasy world’;

Dreamverb

To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; - often followed by an objective clause.

‘Your old men shall dream dreams’; ‘At length in sleep their bodies they compose,And dreamt the future fight’; ‘And still they dream that they shall still succeed’;

Fantasynoun

a fanciful mental image, typically one on which a person often dwells and which reflects their conscious or unconscious wishes

‘the notion of being independent is a child's ultimate fantasy’;

Dreamnoun

a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep;

‘I had a dream about you last night’;

Fantasynoun

an idea with no basis in reality

‘it is a misleading fantasy to suggest that the bill can be implemented’;

Dreamnoun

a cherished desire;

‘his ambition is to own his own business’;

Fantasynoun

a genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, especially in a setting other than the real world.

Dreamnoun

imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake;

‘he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality’;

Fantasynoun

denoting a competition or league in which participants select imaginary teams from among the players in a real sports league and score points according to the actual performance of their players

‘look at their dedication to fantasy leagues and the enormous minutiae of the stats they memorize’; ‘he's my second-round draft choice in fantasy baseball this year’;

Dreamnoun

a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe);

‘I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe’;

Fantasynoun

a fantasia.

Dreamnoun

a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality;

‘he went about his work as if in a dream’;

Fantasyverb

imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about

‘it is ludicrous to fantasy ‘disinventing’ the hydrogen bomb’;

Dreamnoun

someone of something wonderful;

‘this dessert is a dream’;

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

Dreamverb

have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

Dreamverb

experience while sleeping;

‘She claims to never dream’; ‘He dreamt a strange scene’;

Dreamnoun

a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep

‘I had a recurrent dream about falling from great heights’;

Dreamnoun

a state of mind in which someone is or seems to be unaware of their immediate surroundings

‘he had been walking around in a dream all day’;

Dreamnoun

a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal

‘I fulfilled a childhood dream when I became champion’;

Dreamnoun

an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy

‘maybe he could get a job and earn some money—but he knew this was just a dream’;

Dreamnoun

a person or thing perceived as wonderful or perfect

‘it was a dream of a backhand’; ‘her new man's an absolute dream’;

Dreamverb

experience dreams during sleep

‘I dreamed about her last night’;

Dreamverb

see, hear, or feel (something) in a dream

‘I dreamed that I was going to be executed’; ‘maybe you dreamed it’;

Dreamverb

indulge in daydreams or fantasies about something greatly desired

‘she had dreamed of a trip to America’;

Dreamverb

waste one's time in a lazy, unproductive way

‘we dreamed our lives away’;

Dreamverb

contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case

‘I wouldn't dream of foisting myself on you’; ‘I never dreamed anyone would take offence’;

Dream

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and function of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history.

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