Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The practice of predicting the future through interpretation of dreams.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Divination by the interpretation of dreams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by means of dreams.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination through dreams; the art of taking omens from dreams.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. divination through the interpretation of dreams

Etymologies

Greek oneiros, dream + -mancy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From oneiro- + -mancy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This history, and many others, may serve to prove that the laws of the Jews did not forbid oneiromancy, that is to say, the science of dreams.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • It is like oneiromancy, or the explanation of dreams.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Waking Life is much more like My Dinner With Andre, with philisophical conversations that range from the banal to the profound, involving Kierkegaard, Sarte, oneiromancy, Philip K. Dick, Gnosticism, how to be better at lucid dreaming, and so on.

    Waking Life

  • We have established this divine intervention by every means at our disposal: divination, clairvoyance, oneiromancy, and every variety of verification we-could devise.

    The Misenchanted Sword

  • According to the philosophy of oneiromancy, or the art of taking omens from dreams, during sleep the soul was released from the body, and thus enabled to soar into spiritual regions and commune with celestial beings.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • Necromancy is mixed with oneiromancy in the case of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • When Sally was not cooking for the little invalid, she was crying; for she had had a dream about green rushes, not three months ago, which, by some queer process of oneiromancy she interpreted to mean the death of a child; and all Miss Benson's endeavours were directed to making her keep silence to Ruth about this dream.

    Ruth

  • But even where such a consciousness may be supposed, as in the case of oneiromancy, or prophecy by means of dreams, it must be supposed limited, and the more limited in a personal sense as they are illimitable in a sublime one.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

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    Rational Review

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  • Asleep are there truths that we can see
    Or are night visions purely a fantasy?
    The past can, it seems
    Make sense in dreams,
    But future sight is oneiromancy.

    March 24, 2014

  • The practice of predicting the future through interpretation of dreams.

    Greek oneiros, dream + –MANCY.

    March 4, 2007