dream about (someone or something)

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dream about (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about someone or something, especially doing something as one's goal or ambition. I've dreamed about being an astronaut since I was eight years old. I've dreamed about this moment. I can't believe it's actually happening. Back in high school, I dreamed about him. Now we're together and he's everything to me.
2. To envision someone or something in one's sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed about all the foods I couldn't eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming about the same person every night?
See also: dream

dream about someone or something

 and dream of someone or something
to have mental pictures about someone or something, especially in one's sleep. I dreamed about you all night last night. I dreamed of a huge chocolate cake.
See also: dream
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(Mi-kyoung and Hyun-ok know each other.) She asked me what Mi-kyoung dreamt about, and I said feces.
One day talking to some teachers, a teacher (male) mentioned, to the other teachers, of having dreamt about a pig some nights before, and he had purchased a lottery ticket and was waiting to see if he had won.
They are hugely meaningful to the dreamer and, I'm afraid, completely meaningless to everyone else which is why you should never be tempted, as I just have been, to tell anyone what you dreamt about.
He believed that everything in your dream is you, or a representation of something you are, or imagine yourself to be, but that some of the symbols you dreamt about - snakes, a house, a cave, a sword - could be shown to be used in a similar context by everyone.
"I dreamt about children, dolls--dolls and babies all drowning." "He skinned me and threw me in a heap with my sisters.