See also sleep.
1. a tendency to daydream.
2. Psychiatry. an extreme withdrawal into fantasy in thought or behavior, not correctible by external information. —autistic, adj.
the interpretation of dreams. —oneirocritic, n. —oneirocritical, adj.
Medicine. a disturbed sleep, involving nightmare and sometimes sleepwalking.
the science and interpretation of dreams. Also oneiroscopy.
a form of divination involving dreams. —oneiromancer, n.
a type of magic-lantern show in which rapidly moving images blend, change size, etc.; hence, any series of images that move and change rapidly, as a dream. —phantasmagorial, phantasmagoric, adj.
a person much inclined to dream, especially to day-dream; a dreamy person.
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