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Dream Dictionary

Online Dream Dictionary & Encyclopedia by Tony Crisp

(Please note this site asks no fees, and posts that have any adverts or links to adverts will be deleted.

Also I am alone working on your dreams, and also taking time revising the dictionary, so I cannot keep up with the number of request you send. So please look at the dozens of replies at the very end of an entry. Hopefully you will find something helpful. Also see Questions which I hope to enlarge soon. )

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.

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.

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 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:



-Heather 2015-01-18 18:57:00

I’ve been having this dream for the past few months. In the dream it just shows me packing up food anf racing to my car with it. After doing that I race in and grab my kids and niece bring them to the car. It shows me racing out of the drive way then it ends. I don’t know if I’m just waking up or what but it never goes anywhere else. I have yet to learn where I was going or what was making me act like this. I for some reason feel maybe it is some unknown apocalyptic thing.


-Dave 2015-01-20 3:09:17

I had a deam that my dead brother amd mother had build a hugh army and they are coming to distroy me and only me. They are mean loud and scary.

I am very scared and really do need someone to help me understand


-white 2015-01-26 18:16:30

I had a dream about one of my friends and we started getting sexual and as soon as we kissed i felt awkward in my dream and stopped then felt sad about someone else who im in love with and I woke up with tears and felt like I basically broke trust with myself and from making a promise i didnt love anyone else but the person i felt sad about after thebdream and still feel sad about having the dream


    -white 2015-01-26 18:17:47

    This type of dream has happened a couple of times and i have no idea what it means…


-Teri 2015-01-28 7:30:53

I had a dream that I was lying out in the chicken yard with a blanket over me. I woke to find the chickens pecking my figers and toes . I was really annoyed and kicked them away . About that time ,5 Indain Braves came riding up out of the creek bottom behind my house and told me to get up and follow them . I did as I was told and we stopped at a fence on my property. They got down from thier horses and started singing and built a fire . I started to sing also. It was a Lakota song I have heard before, but it was not the same one they were singing. Then there was a bright light in the sky and a Chief came down from it , allglowing . I rember taking hold of his leg , like a child would and hanging on to him . He reached down and hugged me and said He would be with me alwatys . Then I woke up. I am not Native American . I cant seem to shake this dream. Any ideas of its meaning would be appreciated. I amcurrently going through some medical difficulties and wondered if it could be connected, Thank you for your time


-Anna 2015-02-02 11:58:44

I dremt of my rival as triplets and talking to each other in a faraway table as I was talking to someone else in a corner. I was feeling a little nervous as I knew that they were near and knew that I was watching.

Bit of real life info: I just opened an art exhibition space and my rival worksin the same field and is very successful


-buffy 2015-02-04 17:56:13

I keep having a dream where im trying to get somewhere or to someone important but it’s so bright I cant see. My eyes are strained like trying to look into the sun. What couled it mean?


    -Tony Crisp 2015-02-05 8:30:10

    Buffy – Either turn your back on the source of the light so you are not dazzled- or give up trying to hard and let the light penetrate you. For light can represent the highest in you and it can give you all the answers. But unfortunately you cannot get answers from the Light by staring to look. You have to relax and let it lead you, for it doesn’t communicate via thinking, but usually by experiencing.



-Whitney 2015-02-06 16:59:24

Last night I dreamt I was in my hometown visiting my dad (I moved about 200 miles away from a year ago in real life) I stopped at the local bar that in real life I’m familiar with and the only one I took with me was my dog (Who in real life is one of dearest friends) in the bar there was a loft like a VIP area I guess (the bar doesn’t really have a loft in real life)and the bar tender mentions that no one can just go up there that they have drawings and whoever wins can take whoever they want with them.I then started thinking looking up at the loft how wonderful it would be if I won and how I would invite all my loved one’s to go with me.soon it was closing time and after speaking to the bartender who mentioned something about my mother (it should be noted my mother and I don’t have a good relationship in real life) I leave with my dog.I begin walking to my dad’s which is about a 15 or 20 minute walk from the bar when my husband calls me on my cell and I’m telling him about my trip moments later my dog runs from me and I feel a sense of panic until I hear him barking I then feel relief knowing he is close by. I then begin to cross a bridge(that again I am familiar with in life)suddenly I hear a voice say “everything will be fine look up” I look up still on the phone with my husband and I see the most beautiful sunrise the vibrate colors changing from one beautiful color to another in aw I explain this sight to my husband and after a few moment’s I begin to walk again. My husband then asked where I’m at on my walk I tell him I’m almost to the train tracks but not quite (my father really does live near train tracks)he then asked what I’m mean I tell him I’m at the burial ground I pause then ask if he rembers a burial ground being there (there is not one in real life)he answers saying he doesn’t remember.then I woke up


-gwen 2015-02-18 0:29:49

Please help with these vivid dreams.

Found out two nights ago my brother died.

First night i dreamed i was naked with quite a bush at vagina and i walked past allot of people.

The following night i dreamed of many whales squashing and pushing to open the ground (grave) to ‘save’. He struggled with addiction and tried to come clean. Me too. Brother was very spiritual.
After that I dreamed of being in front of loads of antiques just arranging it neatly. Then there was music lp’s with the covers that was rectangular shaped and not as big as normal lp’s.

I then talked to a woman on a cover and I said outloud I love to talk to the 60s.

I was born in 80s and brother two years before me in 70s.


    -Tony Crisp 2015-02-20 8:57:39

    Gwen – Being naked and with quite a bush often indicates that you are not hiding behind all manner of acted out attitudes or styles. You are open and honestly you, which enables you to be in touch with your dead brother.

    The whales are the tremendous forces of life working within your brother to heal him and ready him to grow and progress in his new life. In other words the forces of growth which at first take him deeper into the world within – “Brother was very spiritual.”

    The LP’s and the reference to the 60′s may refer to a past life experience that you are ‘talking to’. It suggests you are carrying into this life an experience from the 60′s. What it is you might find by using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/



-tracy 2015-02-19 2:11:25

Dreaming of being keft behind by a cruise ship


    -Tony Crisp 2015-02-19 10:46:54

    Tracy – Your dream suggests you are missing your true direction in life – you have missed the boat that could still carry you to greater fulfillment.

    It could mean missing opportunity; not grasping significance of events; not ‘making it’ in a relationship.

    But a few men and women worked out the puzzle of human existence and death. They noticed a factor that was not in itself natural (yet it is not unnatural, as in infinite change, everything is possible). The people noticed that humans were, like animals, locked into compulsive instinctual life patterns. Eating, sleeping, sex, self-seeking, were unconscious compulsive drives in which all humanity were immersed. But having self-consciousness, decisions could be made.

    Many of us get stuck in life situations from which we may never emerge. The situation might be one of never establishing a full and satisfying sexual relationship; constantly feeling hurt by the actions of others; existing in a state of depression or anxiety; forever having to seek activity or company to deal with ones own inner emptiness; experiencing enormous jealousy or anxiety in a relationship – the list could be endless.

    Growth is an innate urge in us. If we stop holding it back we will emerge from childhood and our countless justifications. See http://dreamhawk.com/body-and-mind/methods-of-awakening/



-kris 2015-02-24 16:39:43

My father who is deceased goes with me to meet my grandson who is not yet born. We hold him and talk about how adorable he is. We are very happy


-ana ricardel 2015-02-26 7:27:18

I dreame that i caught a flying little bird in my hand.its color is black with some white one.what does it mean?


    -Tony Crisp 2015-02-26 9:23:38

    Ana – To hold such small bird is to hold a living and vulnerable part of you, and you must have felt something as you held it.

    That it is black and white suggests that you are becoming aware of a message from your intuition. What the message is I would need to know a lot more details of your dream. But perhaps you can find out for yourself by using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson



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