dream of (someone or something)

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dream of (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about doing something as one's goal or ambition. I've dreamed of being an astronaut since I was eight years old.
2. To envision someone or something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed of all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming of the same thing every night?
See also: dream, of
References in classic literature ?
Yet I never dreamed of cities; nor did a house ever occur in any of my dreams.
Who has not dreamed of her,--who that can dream at all?
Am I right," I began, "in supposing that you dreamed of me in Shetland, as you once before dreamed of me while I was at my house in Perthshire?
I felt the same absolute reliance on your power to help me that I felt when I first dreamed of you in Scotland.
Growing up in Virgina, Lindsay often dreamed of becoming a marine biologist and traveling to fat-off places.
They dreamed of more money, of a better standard of living.
What little girl hasn't dreamed of her Prince Charming taking her away to his castle to live happily ever after?