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
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Find out what your night-time visions could mean as stars reveal their bedroom secrets KATE Middleton's dreaming of being naked, while Halle Berry's recurring nightmare is her teeth falling out.
Although dreaming has been central to my life, I did not make the decision to become a dream teacher--a path for which there is not (yet) a career track in Western society--until I moved to a farm in upstate New York in the mid-1980s and started dreaming of an ancient Iroquois Indian arendiwanen, or "woman of power," who insisted on communicating with me in a language that was not my own.
Social violence permeates our dreams and people are going to bed dreaming of Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden.
DREAMING OF AMERIKA, Gabe's first book, is set both in Hungary and America.
Scientists, musicians, inventors, artists, and writers often use dreaming of one kind or another to solve problems and spark creativity, Hunt notes.
By dreaming of the maze, rats may have been storing memories of the day.
A day's journey south of me, in Chiapas, the Zapatista army lurks in the Lacandon jungle dreaming of a miraculous deliverance.
Patricia Billet, Lancaster: ``I am dreaming of a trip where the traveling would not be too much stress.
As Tyree can believe that miscegenation leads to the black man's death, so can Fishbelly; but Fishbelly, discreet as he is, cannot help dreaming of having a white girlfriend.
Out of the 252 dreams submitted by families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses, 30% (77) were in need of a new home, home maintenance or landscaping, 27% (68) were dreaming of a vacation, and 14% were in need of new transportation.