[oh-nahy-ruh-man-see] /oʊˈnaɪ rəˌmæn si/
divination through dreams.
(rare) divination by the interpretation of dreams
1650s; see oneiro- + -mancy. Cf. Greek oneiromantis “an interpreter of dreams.” Related: oneiromantic.
noun a fear of dreams Word Origin oneiro- ‘dream’
oneirophrenia o·nei·ro·phre·ni·a (ō-nī’rə-frē’nē-ə, -frěn’ē-ə) n. A mental state that is characterized by hallucinations and other disturbances and is associated with prolonged deprivation of sleep, sensory isolation, or psychoactive drugs.
oneiroscopy o·nei·ros·co·py (ō’nī-rŏs’kə-pē) n. See dream analysis.
- One jump ahead
Anticipating and prepared for what will happen, as in We have to keep one jump ahead of the opposition, or A clever embezzler, Charles was just one jump ahead of the police. [ First half of 1900s ] Also see: get the jump on