Another word for dream
nightmare, apparition, hallucination, vision, daydream, fantasy, wraith, specter, incubus, image, illusion, mirage, trance, idea, impression, reverie, romance, dream life, evidence of the unconscious, flight of fancy, castle in the air, castle in Spain, air castle; see also fantasy 2, illusion 1, thought 2, vision 3, 4.
A fond hope
To have visions, usually during sleep or fever
To entertain or delude oneself with imagined things
fancy, fantasize, daydream, indulge in reveries, imagine, conceive, have notions, conjure up, create, picture, visualize, muse, stargaze, moon, idealize, be up in the clouds, be on cloud nine, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain, go woolgathering, be moonstruck, let one's mind wander, talk through one's hat*, pipe-dream*, blow bubbles*, search for the rainbow's end, look for the pot of gold; see also imagine 1.
To conceive mentally; usually used in the negative
Another word for dreamnoun
An illusory mental image:daydream, fancy, fantasy, fiction, figment, illusion, phantasm, phantasma, reverie, vision. See real
A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire:bubble, castle in the air, chimera, fantasy, illusion, pipe dream, rainbow. See real
A fervent hope, wish, or goal:aspiration, ideal. See hope
To experience dreams or daydreams:daydream, fantasize, muse1, woolgather. See real
To have a fervent hope or aspiration:aspire. Idioms: reach for the stars, set one's heart on. See seek