Dream Dictionary D (2): Dream Interpretation of Symbols Starting with D

Dream Analysis of D words: Page 2 – Dead End to Defeat

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Meaning of Dreams: Words beginning with D

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Dead End

Dreaming of driving down a dead-end street, or even just seeing a sign for a dead-end, can be a representation of how you feel that your life is going. You may be in distress because of some mishap in your workplace or within your social circle. You may feel like you are not advancing in your waking life, like you aren’t going anywhere.

This could also represent a “dead end” job or relationship that you are in. If this is the case, then it is best to switch things up to be in a place or relationship where you can advance.


To dream of having a deadline can suggest that you stress out about time a lot. You may feel like you are always late for something or that you are always so focused on when you need to get things done that it takes you longer to get the thing done in the first place.

This dream may alternatively show that you have trouble prioritizing things in your life. You may spend more time on frivolous things than you do on actually important things. Making lists of things that you need to do and ranking them from most to least important is a great way to organize yourself.

Dead Person (Person you know who has died)

Usually, when people dream of seeing a dead loved one, it is a way of your mind trying to cope with the loss. This is a way for your mind to deal with possible feelings of guilt, loss, or even just processing other memories dealing with the dead person in your dream.


If this dream is extremely vivid, some people think it could be a projection of the dead person sending a message to the dreamer. There is no proof of this theory, but there’s not much proving that it couldn’t happen either.

Dead Person (Person you did not know)

To see a general dead person in your dream is a bad sign. These dreams can be seen as a warning that something terrible is about to happen. To dream of a dead person, in general, means that you are near someone who wishes to do you harm. It is best to get out of their way before anything bad happens to you. To dream of talking to a dead person who seems happy can sign that you surround yourself with the wrong people. The people in your social circle may seem kind enough now, but if you let them get too close to you, then you will only realize that they are using you.

This may alternatively be a sign that you are about to fall ill.

Dead Person (Other)

If you are the dead person in your dream, see Death/Dying*. If the person in your dream is dead in real life, see Dead Person*. If the person in your dream is an unmoving dead body, see Corpse*. If the person in your dream is a reanimated dead body, see Zombie*.


If you are deaf in real life, then this dream term does not carry any symbolic significance.

To dream that you are deaf can suggest that you are actively shutting out the rest of the world. This dream can show that you are either denying evidence that goes against your beliefs or that you are not opening up your mind to new possibilities that go against what you believe. Both of these predicaments are problematic and call for a change in your personality.

This dream may alternatively suggest that you feel cut off from the world around you. You may be doing whatever you can to gain new knowledge but not actually gain much from it. You may feel like you are being held back by someone or something, unable to make your own decisions.

To dream that you see a deaf person in your dream can suggest that you are not as close to your friends as you used to be. You are withdrawing from your social circle, or your friend is losing touch with you. Try to repair this bond before it is destroyed.


Dreaming of someone dying can be a representation of your own thoughts about death and dying. This could show your emotions when it comes to death. This could also show your fear of dying or having someone who you care about die. This dream is not necessarily a prediction of death that is to come shortly.

To dream that you hear that a friend or loved one has died a sign that you will receive bad news from them or about them. This does not predict their death.

In general, seeing or hearing about death can predict that you will face disappointments shortly. This does not necessarily need to do with a deadly disappointment.

Death dreams can symbolize that something has ended. This could be the end of a job, a relationship, or something even less important than that. While this dream does suggest that whatever you have finished is done for, it can also be a sign that a new door will open for you soon.

Death Penalty

To dream that you have been sentenced to the death penalty is obviously a bad sign. The major meaning of this dream is that you have done something wrong or are on the path to doing something wrong. This could be a sign that you are hanging out with the wrong sort of people or that you are doing increasingly dangerous or negative things. It is best to change your ways while you still can before things are irreversibly bad.

This dream could alternatively be a sign that you have limited time to get something done. You may be anxious about a project that you are working on in your waking life. You need to act quickly and quit procrastinating if you are to feel better.

See Death/Dying* for further dream symbolism.


Whether for fun or in an argument, to be in a debate can suggest that you are dealing with some internal struggle in your waking life. It would help if you tried to find some way to resolve your own personal problems before they get out of hand and begin to affect people’s lives around you.

This dream term may also be trying to tell you that if you face a serious issue but with another person, you are close to finding a resolution. Your struggle is nearing its end. All you have to do is make it through the end, maybe make a compromise, and you are set for smooth sailing.

See Argument* for further dream symbolism if it applies to your dream.


Dreaming of having debt can be seen as a bad sign or an uncomfortable representation of what is going on in your waking life. To dream of having debt while you are already stressed out about something in your waking life can be a representation of your frustrations, even if you are not actually worried about money. To dream of debt while you are stress-free can sign that you will fall into debt or that something equally unpleasant will plague you.


Being decapitated or watching someone else get decapitated in a dream can symbolize a feeling of being separated from the part of yourself. This could have to do with an emotional detachment or a detachment from an old relationship. This dream could be trying to say that it’s time to deal with the detachment and fix it before it takes over your life, or that it’s time to let go and forget about it. Other hints in the dream and your own emotions towards the detachment can help you decide what you are detached from and what you should do about it.

See Death/Dying* for further dream symbolism.


Watching something decay in a dream could be a representation of your own emotional state. This could show that you feel like you are dying inside. Try to reconnect with things or people that made you feel alive before to remedy this.

This term could also deal with some wordplay. Something that decays is usually seen as “rotten.” This could show that you are feeling “rotten” about yourself. Try to raise your self-confidence levels.

Looking up what was decaying in your dream can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.


To dream of December can be seen as a bittersweet sign. This dream predicts that you will come into some money or other valuable property or possession. However, this dream also predicts that you will lose touch with a friend. You will either be replaced with someone else when it comes to your friend’s relationships, or you will replace your old friend with someone else quickly.

Deck (Boat)

To dream that you are on a deck and there is nothing but clear skies in the distance suggests that your life will become peaceful and enjoyable. If you are in a romantic relationship, then this part of your life is likely to be joyful as well.

If a storm is raging while you are on deck, this predicts that hazards will come into your life. You will face a struggle shortly. If you cannot overcome the struggle, then you will face disappointment. To make it through the struggle shows that you will feel accomplished.

Looking up the body of water that you were in can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.


To see decorations for a party or holiday suggest that you have something to celebrate in your waking life. This may be a representation of your feelings of accomplishment from your waking life.

To dream that you are decorating somewhere or something can be a prediction of good luck! This dream predicts that things are about to get a lot better in your life. You will find that you are lucky in business and your relationships in your waking life after having this dream.


To dream that you are a decoy for someone in your dream can suggest that you have a way of lying to yourself. There is some part of either your physical self or your personality that you are not proud of. You may wish that this part of yourself could be changed, but you may not know how to change yourself healthily. This dream suggests that you are lying to yourself about the true nature of yourself to avoid self-loathing. The best way to get over this is to either accept your flaws, try to find a way to work through your problems, or find a way to release your anger healthily.

To dream that you are using a decoy can suggest that you are a manipulative person at times. You are willing to change people to meet your own ends, even if you are not proud of doing so. This can make your relationships with your friends complicated. They may not know the “real” you if you keep up this trait. It is best to reverse this part of your personality as soon as possible. Try to help people do the right thing instead of tempting them to do something negative.


To dream of signing a deed or a paper of any kind is a bad sign. This dream can suggest that you will fall into some trouble and pick the wrong people to help you out of it. Watch out for complications, and avoid people who could complicate your problem even further.


To dream of something deep, an ocean or a hole, for example, can suggest that you have deeper thoughts lying within your mind than you have realized up until this moment. When a person dreams, they often explore parts of their memories, emotions, or general thoughts that they do not focus on while they are awake. Seeing something deep in a dream can suggest that you need to take a closer look at something you have taken only a cursory glance.

This dream may also suggest that you should take some time to meditate on your thoughts or actions. Doing this is a great way to sort through your thoughts and organize your mind and help you relax.


The deer’s meaning in your dream can differ based on what the deer are doing. If the deer is peaceful, then this could be a sign that you need to relax more in your waking life. Do not let the small things stress you out. Be friendlier to those around you, and embrace the world, accepting how wonderful it can be.

If the deer seems frightened in your dream, then this could show that you are afraid of something in your waking life. This can be something as threatening as worrying that someone is out to get you, or this dream could be a sign that you are letting your stress and anxiety get the better of you.

To dream that you are hunting and kill a deer is a bad sign. This dream predicts that people higher up than you, either socially or in your workplace, will come down on you. Please do not take what they say lightly, as their words could greatly impact your future.

See Animal* for further dream symbolism.


To dream that you have been defeated at something in a dream suggests that you think of yourself as an unaccomplished person. This can be a sign that your self-confidence levels are not as high as they used to be. You may be ashamed of certain parts of your personality, and you may not know how to treat this healthily.

This dream could alternatively suggest that you are starting to go down a path of self-destruction. Your actions and thoughts are starting to, or will begin to, cause harm to yourself and the people around you. It is best to change your ways as soon as you can to remedy or reverse this.

Lastly, this dream may be trying to tell you that you need to learn to accept your faults and shortcomings. It is much better to learn from your mistakes than to repeat them over and over again. Watch out for patterns in your lifestyle that cause conflict or distress. Avoiding or remedying these actions are great ways of helping yourself to become a more positive person.

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