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Dream Dictionary

Online Dream Dictionary & Encyclopedia by Tony Crisp

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This a non-profit site and it offers real dream interpretations – not dream dictionary features that are not real interpretations – and for which we ask no payment, but it would be a great help if you clicked on the Facebook and other links to like what we do.

Also, I am alone in working on your dreams, and it takes time so I cannot always keep up with the number of request you send. Also I am revising the dictionary – a long business – so please look at the dozens of replies at the very end of the ‘comment’ section, hopefully you will find something helpful. But here is a way to work out your own dream – Dreams Meaning. Also it is important to give a full account of your dream - see Give Us Enough Information.

Also the site has enormous resources – so you can search for so many things – everything from abortion, the house in your dream to sex and death – simply by putting the search words in the search box.

There is also the full list of encyclopedia features on this site, this is not a list of dream dictionary words - Features Found on Site


Also be aware that I offer a personal dream interpretation service. You can access this by putting a full explanation of your dream in the ‘Leave a Comment’ box at the top right of most dream dictionary pages. Or if you click on the Discussion Forum you can have a personal interpretation and see thousands of dreams already interpreted, completely different to the dream dictionary.



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 Meaning of Your Dream

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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Interpretations are given by Tony Crisp


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. See Meaning of Your Dream

  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 



-Sandhya Gupta 2017-04-18 15:59:57

I have different kinds of dreams like cockroaches are bigger then humans and then they attacked my family and only me and my mom and my brother are left.another is I fall in love with someone I don’t know even I couldn’t see his face and and I am living a very nice life .
And the major problem with me is I can not remember my dreams very well and yes one more problems the things that I saw in dreams I remember only a little part of it but strangely it happens with me in my real life all the things which I saw in my dreams happens with me in my real life .


-Anamaria 2017-04-19 21:22:52

I just woke up from a dream about my father, I feel very emotional and the tears are still coming. In my dream he was very silent never said a single word and his eyes were always on me with a very deep and stern look. He had my son in his arms and then put him in a swimming pool fully dressed yet my dad remained outside the pool but somehow still was holding my son. It’s weird because I have 4 sons but this baby although my “son” in my dream was NOT any of my 4 sons in real life. Next we were in a taxi, me my father my infant son and some girl who I don’t know who she is or supposed to be in my dream other than she’s my “friend”. Then my dream changed completely all of a sudden (after dropping my “friend” off and then getting out of the taxi ourselves at a different location) I was near my grandma’s old property (my grandma is deceased in real life) it appeared all my family for the most part is there just kind of mingling in the distance (everyone appears joyful) then I go ask my ex sister inlaw directions to get around this huge gap on a trail that just drops off into the river. She never answers me but I go (with my best friend from 4th grade) and I see 2 adult bears (who appeared to be aggressively play fighting), somehow I knew they were both females. I am aware of them and on alert but not scared of them although I was repeatedly reminding my childhood bestfriend of their presence and was constantly watching out for them. Then my childhood friend veered off on different road not the one we were on, and when she went to the other road there were a handful of other girls with her and they were all laughing as I was fighting tears and bu friend was saying she was going that way because she was really goinh to buy dog food and she just tricked me by saying she was going with me on a hike so she could get to the dog food yhe right direction. Im so confused and that last part almost makes me laugh because its so weird and makes no sense to me! It is now an hour after waking from this dream and I am still physically shaking and in tears……..HELP PLEASE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???


    -Tony Crisp 2017-04-20 9:58:23

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Anamaria – Your father in your dream is not your actual father but the influence your father is in your life. It shows that he has left in you a feeling or watching over you, and the baby is not an outer baby but shows a new part of you that is emerging through the influence of your father. It is you giving birth to a new part of you. Nurse it and love it till it is strong enough to be a part of your outer life.

    The swimming pool may show how much the new part of you is a link with what you learned from your father.

    The dream has a great deal with the influence, not just from your father, but also from your grandmother and this leads to the pleasure of having a big family.

    The two bears are probably a fight between two women, maybe family members. But it is not serious, though you are aware of it.

    Your girlhood friend, you feel intuitively is not being honest with you.

    Are your tears ones of feeling a great rush of emotion rather than pain? If so the shaking and the tears are caused because you opened to a mass of deep realisations about the amazing amount you are receiving from your close family. See and


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