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Dream Dictionary

Online Dream Dictionary & Encyclopedia by Tony Crisp

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I know how much you might like to skip the introduction, and if you are tempted to do so, please, please read Summing Up. Without understanding the things given there you are likely to completely miss the point of understanding your dreams. Also looking at Questions may quickly answer many queries.

Your dreams can become vortexes of power to transform your life, and to enhance your perceptions. There is no ‘wave a magic wand’ route to this. It will not happen because you read a great book, or look at a good dream dictionary. Those things might help, but the real magic lies in whether you can enter into your dream in the right way. Try using Being the Person or Thing

But you can start right here by entering a dream image and clicking the search symbol – or you can read some fuller information below about the dictionary and how best to use it. The easiest way to find something is to enter it in the box below or in the search box on each page.

Search :

 But to find the meaning for yourself read it is good to read Processing Dreams  or Being the Person or Thing

Also if you find it difficult to express well in English, write your dream out in the language you are fluent in and put the result in http://translate.google.com/ Translate it into English and send the result. You can then translate any response back into your own language.


What does my dream mean? – How to explore your dream meanings:

It is important in reading the definitions of dream images to realise that not every possible meaning can be covered. So please see if you get the idea of what is being said and allow your own imagination/feelings to fill in the meaning.

There are several ways you can understand the meanings held in your dreams, and there are several levels. The first is an easily understood level, followed by greater depths:

  1. You can enter a key word in the search box above. The Dream Dictionary contains interpretations on almost any type of dream subject. So if you dreamt of a flying saucer landing in a field, and aliens getting out and taking a baby,  a snake, and a pregnant dog back into the saucer, you could search separately for each of these subjects in the Dream Dictionary. Find the entry for flying saucer; then the entry for dog, baby,  snake,  pregnant, and so on. For each entry, find further related entries by looking under “Similar Articles” on the right hand side of the page. Then see Techniques for Exploring your Dreams
  2. Each entry gives the general meaning of the dream subject, just as an encyclopedia or dictionary does for a word. Several possible meanings are given. This is because as with our speech the position of the word – the context – gives it special meanings. So a hot dog would be quite different to a black dog, dog-end or dead dog. So when you read an entry which has several different meanings, sometimes with a ‘;’ between, it simply means any one of them could apply. So you need to think about the feelings in your dream, the context, the other imagery used. Please do not fall  into the trap that one reviewer made of saying that the whole dictionary is about sex. Of course sex is one meaning among many others. So use your own sense of your dream as well as any definitions given.
  3. To really explore the meaning it is useful to use the Dream Dictionary as it is designed, rather than arrive at a ‘thought out’ interpretation. To see a working example of this see Dream Interpretation Example One’

Below are links to the full explanation and introduction to the complete Dream Dictionary Ultimate. You will see that it is being enlarged and improved all the time.

Introduction to the Dream Dictionary Ultimate

Tony Crisp has been interested in the health of mind and body since his early teens. I began writing about these subjects in 1956. My fascination for what lay under the surface of the mind led me to personally explore the unconscious using dreams and other mental and physical disciplines.

From 1972 till ‘94 I worked as a psychotherapist using an eclectic, Humanistic Psychology approach which included dream work and releasing the secrets the body holds. My books include Do You Dream; The Instant Dream Book; and Liberating The Body and many more. See My Books also Life’s Little Secrets

During those years I has worked as a dream columnist for The Daily Mail, and She Magazine. I was the regular dream interpreter for the London Broadcasting Company; I ran Teletext’s dream page on UK television’s Channel Four; and also for New Zealand Teletext and now run this web site giving dream help as well as many features on subjects connected with the  human inner world.

Throughout more than five decades I have been involved in a personal search for the secrets of mind and spirit. In those years I have also taught thousands of people techniques of deep relaxation, meditation, and methods of self exploration using dreams. Wanting to dig deep I explored the use of dreams and taught individuals and groups of people how to use these visions of the night to discover and heal the deepest issues in themselves, and to touch the high ground of their spiritual awareness. I worked for twenty years as a psychotherapist using several approaches, one of which was a way of honouring the body as a doorway to the unconscious mind, the emotions and spiritual experience. See The LifeStream

During the sixty years of seeking the wild wondrous beasts of the mind and spirit I dared my own inner adventure. But I also travelled with other people as an ordinary person, not a therapist, sharing their experience of fear and wonder as they unveiled and set loose their fountain of perception. I have travelled countless dream pathways, traversed the timeless with those using awareness enhancing drugs, and wrestled with the vitality of the body as people mimed and shouted their deepest intuitions through movement, dance and voice.

Acknowledgement to this Edition

The Next Step – Criticisms

Introduction to Using the Dream Dictionary

The Discovery of Dreams – Things We Need to Remember About Us

Gaining Insight Into Your Dreams

A Master Course in Exploring Your Dreams

Using The Dictionary Search the Dictionary:



-Josh 2014-11-13 8:01:12

Hello. I was wondering why I have a reoccurring dream of me being attacked my a bunch of monkeys. (I’ll go into detail) so I see the monkeys in a bamboo cage. And they kind of signal me to look up and the top of the cage so I climb up and one of them points at the latch so I open it and they pull me in and start attacking me, by scratching me, biting me. And just about everything you can do. I’ve had these dreams since I was about 6. It’s been. Creeping me out.


-Vanessa 2014-11-14 2:49:28

Last night I dreamed I and my daughter were leaving a building with a man I am sure who he was nut as we were leaving I noticed several if of these orange and black snakes were all on the wet ground. The man had a mean tone in his voice asking were we leaving with him, I said no, he then jumps down in a creek in front of us were alot of water and snakes were he gets into a black Cadillac. My daughter and I turn to leave then I noticed I started sliding diw down where the ground was breaking into, I screamed to my daughter get help she ran to them but they were not paying her no attention I then looked down to see I was standing on a large black and orange large snake, I then tried to climb back up then the snakes head came up on my right side and bit my hand, I saw I wad bleeding then I tried again to climb up then seeing the snake falling down deeper into the ground that had crumbled then I woke up


-Lisa 2014-11-14 11:27:16

My partner has a dream about his children happily walking into a burning building, we are screaming at them to come back but they don’t. My partner runs in after them and then he wakes up.
Any ideas?? It’s upsetting for him!


-Sarah 2014-11-17 6:28:22

Interpret my dream. I dreamt about my colleague buying pork meat but suddenly she said I must take half of it. I said please if is for me change it to beef meat beacuwe I and my family dont eat pork meat.


-elsie 2014-12-03 11:02:55

I dreamt that I was handed a book. Some sort of record, very neatly put together. I was all about someone I know. It mention all his tastes, ways he drives, how he prefers to dress, food. All, like an encyclopedia. What is the meaning of it? Thanks.


-monika 2014-12-07 3:14:30

Dreamt of grocery store getting sealed


    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-07 10:38:09

    Monika – - You have not sent enough information about your dream to make any sense of it. I need more information because dream symbols are like words, they have several meanings and also are different in different situations. You can be mad in an insane asylum, or mad about a guy – completely different settings.



-krithika 2014-12-14 12:43:03

I had a really weird dream the night before my exams. In the dream there was a tiger which was widly roaming about and eating grass!! in the basement of the apartments where I stay.there were other people too who didnt seem bothered by it. And I was extremely curious to know what a tiger was doing in there and that too eating grass!! and why everyone looked so normal. That’s when it looked at me and started chasing me. Instinctively I ran only to find myself with it in an empty room. I stared at it for sometime and then it mysteriously vanished leaving me confused.I don’t know what this means. This is the first time I’ve had such a vivid dream. I’ve only had flashes of tiger eyes in my dreams before.
Please reply.


-Melissa 2014-12-16 8:12:11

Thank you for your dedication to such a wonderous project. My dreams started drastically shifting 11 years ago, and I have actively been seeking interpretation of them through various books and half-strewn together websites which really provided no answer other than being sexually frustrated. Your answers give me a better taste and sense than that, so that I am able to unravel past that primal mind’s judgment/ insight.

Namaste, and thank you.


    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-16 9:33:20

    Melissa – Thank you for you comments. It helps me to continue, when most of the time not being able know what the response is.



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