a society of religious perfectionists established by John Humphrey Noyes, in 1848 at Oneida, N.Y., on the theory that sin can be eliminated through social reform: dissolved and reorganized in 1881 as a joint-stock company.
noun 1. a lake in central New York. 20 miles (32 km) long; 5 miles (8 km) wide.
[oh-nahy-rik] /oʊˈnaɪ rɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to dreams. /əʊˈnaɪərɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to dreams adj. 1859, from Greek oneiros “a dream” (see oneiro-) + -ic. oneiric o·nei·ric (ō-nī’rĭk) adj.
oneirism o·nei·rism (ō-nī’rĭz’əm) n. An abnormal state of consciousness in which dreamlike, often disturbing illusions are experienced while awake.
combining form 1. indicating a dream: oneirocritic before vowels oneir-, word-forming element meaning “dream,” from Greek oneiros “a dream,” from PIE *oner- “dream.”