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5 letters words from 'dream'

ARMED 8DERMA 8
DREAM 8MADRE 8

4 letters words from 'dream'

ARED 5DAME 7
DARE 5DEAR 5
DERM 7DRAM 7
EARD 5MADE 7
MARD 7MARE 6
MEAD 7RADE 5
READ 5REAM 6

3 letters words from 'dream'

AME 5ARD 4
ARE 3ARM 5
DAE 4DAM 6
EAR 3ERA 3
ERM 5MAD 6
MAE 5MAR 5
MED 6RAD 4
RAM 5RED 4
REM 5 

2 letters words from 'dream'

AD 3AE 2
AM 4AR 2
DA 3DE 3
EA 2ED 3
EM 4ER 2
MA 4ME 4
RE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of dream

dream rdeam deram edram redam erdam draem rdaem darem adrem radem ardem dearm edarm daerm aderm eadrm aedrm readm eradm raedm aredm eardm aerdm drema rdema derma edrma redma erdma drmea rdmea dmrea mdrea rmdea mrdea demra edmra dmera mdera emdra medra remda ermda rmeda mreda emrda merda drame rdame darme adrme radme ardme drmae rdmae dmrae mdrae rmdae mrdae damre admre dmare mdare amdre madre ramde armde rmade mrade amrde marde deamr edamr daemr ademr eadmr aedmr demar edmar dmear mdear emdar medar damer admer dmaer mdaer amder mader eamdr aemdr emadr meadr amedr maedr reamd eramd raemd aremd earmd aermd remad ermad rmead mread emrad merad ramed armed rmaed mraed amred mared eamrd aemrd emard meard amerd maerd

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dream. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dream.

Definitions and meaning of dream

dream

Alternative forms

  • dreame (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English dreme, from Old English drēam (music, joy), from Proto-West Germanic *draum, from Proto-Germanic *draumaz, from earlier *draugmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrowgʰ-mos, from *dʰrewgʰ- (to deceive, injure, damage).

The sense of "dream", though not attested in Old English, may still have been present (compare Old Saxon drōm (bustle, revelry, jubilation", also "dream)), and was undoubtedly reinforced later in Middle English by Old Norse draumr (dream), from same Proto-Germanic root.

Cognate with Scots dreme (dream), North Frisian drom (dream), West Frisian dream (dream), Low German Droom, Dutch droom (dream), German Traum (dream), Danish and Norwegian Bokmål drøm, Norwegian Nynorsk draum, Swedish dröm (dream), Icelandic draumur (dream). Related also to Old English drēag (spectre, apparition), Dutch bedrog (deception, deceit), German Trug (deception, illusion).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: drēm, IPA(key): /dɹiːm/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɹim/, [d̠͡ɹ̠˔ʷɪi̯m], /dʒɹim/
  • Rhymes: -iːm

Noun

dream (plural dreams)

  1. Imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping.
    Synonym: (archaic) sweven
    Hyponym: nightmare
    • Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes.
    • She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.
  2. (figuratively) A hope or wish.
    • So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  3. A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy.
    Synonym: vision
    • c. 1735, Alexander Pope, John Donne's Satires Versified
      There sober thought pursued the amusing theme,
      Till Fancy coloured it and formed a dream.
    • 1870, John Shairp, Culture and Religion
      It is not, then, a mere dream, but a very real aim which they propose.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

dream (third-person singular simple present dreams, present participle dreaming, simple past and past participle dreamed or dreamt)

  1. (intransitive) To see imaginary events in one's mind while sleeping.
  2. (intransitive) To hope, to wish.
  3. (intransitive) To daydream.
  4. (transitive) To envision as an imaginary experience (usually when asleep).
    • And still they dream that they shall still succeed.
    • At length in sleep their bodies they compose,
      And dreamt the future fight, and early rose.
  5. (intransitive) To consider the possibility (of).
    • 1599-1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I scene 5, lines 167-8
      There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
      Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Usage notes

  • "Dreamt" is less common than "dreamed" in both US and UK English in current usage, though somewhat more prevalent in the UK than in the US.

Derived terms

  • bedream
  • dream up
  • dream on

Translations

Adjective

dream (not comparable)

  1. Ideal; perfect.
    • 2014, P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories, Random House (→ISBN), page 158:
      If a girl who talked like that was not his dream girl, he didn't know a dream girl when he heard one.

References

Further reading

  • dream in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • dream in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • -derma, Mader, ad rem, armed, dearm, derma, derma-, m'dear, medar, ramed, redam

Irish

Etymology

From Middle Irish dremm (crowd, throng), from Proto-Celtic *dregsmo, itself probably related to *drungos (throng, host).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /dˠɾˠaumˠ/, /dˠɾˠoumˠ/ (as if spelled dram)
  • (Connacht) IPA(key): /dʲɾʲɑːmˠ/, /dʲɾʲamˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /dʲɾʲamˠ/

Noun

dream m (genitive singular dreama, nominative plural dreamanna)

  1. crowd, group of people, party (group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity)
    • 1929, Tomás Ó Criomhthain, An tOileánach, chapter 4 “Scolaidheacht agus Fánaidheacht”, p. 48:
      Thug sé scilling do’n té ab’ fhearr is gach rang agus ar shíneadh na scillinge ’nár rang-ne ní h-aenne de’n dream mór do fuair í ach me féin.
      He gave a shilling to the best one in each class, and when he was giving out shillings in our class, there wasn't one in that big group who got one but me myself.

Declension

Mutation

References

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “drem(m)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “dream” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 260.
  • "dream" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Middle English

Noun

dream

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of drem

Old English

Alternative forms

  • drīm, drēm, *drīem

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *draum, from Proto-Germanic *draumaz, whence also Old Frisian drām, Old Saxon drōm (joy, music, dream), Old High German troum, Old Norse draumr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dræ͜ɑːm/

Noun

drēam m

  1. music
  2. joy
  3. frenzy, ecstasy

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: drem, dreme, dreem, dreeme
    • English: dream
    • Scots: dreme

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian drām, from Proto-West Germanic *draum, from Proto-Germanic *draumaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /drɪə̯m/

Noun

dream c (plural dreamen, diminutive dreamke)

  1. dream, vision in one's sleep
    • 2008, Greet Andringa, Libben reach, Friese Pers Boekerij, page 70.
  2. daydream
  3. desire, what one wishes
  4. delusion

Further reading

  • “dream”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to experience thoughts and images during sleep.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)