Definition of Dream up

1. Verb. Devise or invent. "Did he dream up his major works over a short period of time?"; "No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

Exact synonyms: Concoct, Hatch, Think Of, Think Up
Specialized synonyms: Idealise, Idealize, Cook Up, Fabricate, Invent, Make Up, Manufacture
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Derivative terms: Concoction



Definition of Dream up

1. Verb. To have an imaginative, unusual or foolish idea, to invent something unreal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dream Up

dreadnaughts
dreadnought
dreadnoughts
dreads
dream
dream-work
dream catcher
dream catchers
dream come true
dream factory
dream on
dream pain
dream pop
dream team
dream up (current term)
dreamable
dreamboats
dreambound
dreamcatcher
dreamcatchers
dreamchild
dreamchildren
dreame
dreamed
dreamed(a)
dreamer
dreamers
dreamery

Literary usage of Dream up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death by Frederic William Henry Myers (1903)
"The little dreamer says :— " I have a very vivid recollection of my dream up to this day. I could today walk every step that I walked in my dream with ..."

2. Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death by Frederic William Henry Myers (1903)
"The little dreamer says :— " I have a very vivid recollection of my dream up to this day. I could today walk every step that I walked in my dream with ..."

3. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"... foreseeing in its transcendental consciousness the awakening cause"; and leading the dream up to that cause, which then becomes the climax of the dream. ..."

4. Collected Poems by Alfred Noyes (1913)
"Toll, a dream within a dream, Up an aisle of rose and blue, Up the music's perfumed stream Came the words, and then we knew, ..."

5. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris (1904)
"... and sick, Because a bawling broke our dream up, yea " I looked at Launcelot's face and could not speak, For he looked helpless too, for a little while; ..."

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