Meaning of Dreams: Words beginning with D
To defecate in a dream can be a sign that it’s time to let the “crappy” things go in life. It would help if you released negative energy in your life to make room for the positive.
This dream could also mean that you need to learn how to express yourself healthily. It would help if you found ways to express yourself creatively. Don’t let others hold you back. Dow, what makes you happy.
To be defensive in a dream, or to have someone or something defending, you can represent how you feel in your waking life. The symbolism isn’t profound with this term. You are feeling defensive about something in your waking life, so much that you are visualizing it in your dream. Often, defenses in dreams can be in shields, walls, or other large structures. Looking at what you were using to defend yourself or defend others can further dream symbolism.
To dream of needing to use a defibrillator or having a defibrillator used on, you can sign that your energies feel like they are at an all-time low. This dream suggests that you need to find something new and exciting to do to energize you again.
To see something deflate in your dreams can suggest that you are feeling bad about yourself. You need to find a way to increase your self-confidence levels if this is the case. Just be careful not to over-inflate your ego.
This could be a representation of a man’s impotence and the reduced self-esteem that comes with it.
Looking up what was deflated can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.
Having a deformity in a dream can represent something about yourself that you do not like or uncomfortable with. This could be something physical, or it could have something to do with your personality. This dream does not mean that this part of you is actually wrong or ugly, but it may show that you can do something in your waking life to better yourself.
This dream may alternatively suggest that you feel like you have been wronged. This is often the case for children who have been abused or other people who have been betrayed by a friend or loved one. The deformity represents the feelings of anger or sadness that you have for this event.
Looking up the body part you have the deformity in, Skin* can provide you with additional dream symbolism.
Déjà Vu / deja vu
To dream of having deja vu, whether you see something again, that happened in real life, or this or another dream can be a representation of something related to what you saw in your dream. This may suggest that what you saw in your dream has more importance than first meets the eye. Pay close attention to the symbolism of whatever you saw.
Less symbolically, deja vu in a dream could literally be something you saw in your waking life before. One theory of why people have dreams is that your mind is going over what you learned in the day, with small changes, to retain more knowledge than if you didn’t sleep. The deja vu in your dream could easily be something you saw in your waking life, and your brain is going over it again to memorize it better.
A spiritual explanation for why deja vu happens is the idea of reincarnation. This is in the instance where you have not seen the thing in your waking life or your dream before, but it still feels like it has happened before. This could be a memory from a past life if you believe in that sort of thing. Either way, it’s an interesting theory, to say the least.
To be delayed or late to something in a dream is a bad sign. This can suggest that people are actively trying to slow you down on your path to success.
Alternatively, this dream could be a prediction that you will be delayed for something in your waking life shortly.
To dream of being in a deli suggest that you do not have enough emotional or social support in your waking life. You are subconsciously looking so someone to help you to fill that void. You need to find someone to help you with your emotional state, or you need to find some way to repair it on your own. Do not be afraid to ask for help.
This dream may alternatively suggest that you don’t know what to do to entertain yourself. There are many options around you, but you may not know which one you would enjoy more. It is okay to ask for help on this sort of thing too.
A less symbolic meaning could be that you subconsciously think about food too much. You may be worried about having a weight problem. Now is a good time to start watching your figure.
To feel delighted in a dream is a good sign. This can suggest that your life will change for the better. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a big change will occur in your life, but it will be a favorable change.
If you are with someone in your dream, this can show that your blessing will come in a happier relationship. If you are alone in the dream, you can suggest that your success will be in business.
If you are a delinquent in your dream, then this suggests that you are more worried about money than other important things in your life. You may feel like your life is too complicated and filled with too many responsibilities. In your dreams, you can throw caution to the wind and act as you please, but you are filled with stress and anxiety in your waking life.
To see a delinquent in your dream can suggest that you are wasting your time on things that don’t really matter. It’s time to focus on your responsibilities and act your age, even if it might be stressful at times.
To have something delivered to you in your dream can imply that you often set yourself up for disappointment. You are putting your expectations too high, and others are not likely to live up to them. This dream shows that you should be happy with what you have instead of expecting to get more than you’ve earned.
If you are delivering something in a dream, then this can suggest that you need to give more in your relationships. The other people who you talk to are likely putting more effort into your communication than you are. It would help if you considered other people’s feelings before you act.
Looking up what is being delivered can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.
To dream of demanding something changes its meaning based on what is demanding. To demand something from a person suggests that you are too lenient in your relationships in real life. You need to actively be involved with your friends or romantic partner if you want to keep your bonds between yourself and these people strong.
To demand something in your workplace in the dream can suggest that you are mistreated. If you actually place your demands at work in your waking life, as long as they are reasonable, then you might actually have a good chance of obtaining what you desire.
To dream that you are demanding help from someone is a prediction that you will embarrass yourself shortly. This is not likely to be avoided.
To dream that you or someone else has dementia can suggest that something is going on in your waking life, making you feel crazy. Remedying this in your waking life can also your dream.
If you actually know someone who has dementia, then this dream could be a representation of your worries for them.
To dream of something being demolished in your dream is neither a good nor a bad sign. This shows that some part of your life is changing. This is likely to be a big change. This change is likely already in effect when you have this dream.
If you are not making a large change in your life, this dream could be symbolic of breaking down your old attitudes and uneducated decisions. This can show that you are breaking down your old ways to make way for the new.
Looking up whatever is being demolished can also provide additional dream symbolism.
If demons possess you in your dream, then this could suggest that you feel like you are not in control of your waking life. You may feel like someone else is making all of the important decisions in your life. You may not know of a healthy way to express your emotions.
Seeing demons in a dream is never a good sign. This can show that something is going wrong in your waking life. You need to face this head-on if you want to be able to resolve your problem.
See Devil* for further dream symbolism.
Dreaming that you are involved in a demonstration or watch, one can sign that you need to learn to be more confident with yourself and stand up for what you believe in.
This dream may also show that you do not feel like you are being listened to by the people who matter to you. Learning to speak your mind will go a long way to find out who your real friends are.
Dreaming that you are in denial can reflect the same feeling in your waking life. You are probably avoiding looking into something or listening to what someone is saying. This dream suggests that it’s time to start living in the real world and accept the facts for what they are.
If you are being denied something in a dream, then this can suggest that your self-confidence is low in your waking life. You may feel like you aren’t as good at something as the people around you. It would help if you learned to either accept your flaws to find ways to improve yourself.
Wearing denim in a dream can suggest that you have a hardened personality. You can do whatever it takes to get a job done. Of course, you aren’t all work and no play. Denim symbolizes the determination to work, but they also suggest the ability to relax.
Alternatively, this dream could predict that hard work will come in your near future, but it will be followed by a period of relaxation.
See Clothing* for further dream symbolism.
To dream of seeing a dent in something can suggest that you have low self-confidence. You may feel like there is something wrong with your physical self or your personality. The best way to change this is to try to improve yourself in one way or another. Everybody can gain from trying to make themselves better, even if they have high self-confidence.
This dream may also suggest that you are second-guessing yourself often. This dream may be trying to tell you that it’s okay to go with your instinct.
Looking up whatever has the dent in it can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.
To dream that you are going to the dentist to get your teeth worked on can sign that you surround yourself with the wrong people. These people may act like your friends but may actually wish to do you harm or get in the way of you making progress in your own life. It is best to figure out who these people are so that you can stop associating with them.
To dream of seeing someone else at the dentist is a prediction that a scandalous situation will arise in your life. You will be in the center of some drama. You are not likely to be the one to start this drama.
See Teeth* for further dream symbolism.
Dreaming that you are wearing dentures can suggest that you are not entirely telling the truth. You are faking some part of yourself to impress someone or fit in with a crowd. While this may work in the short-term, it is not good to keep up in the long-term.
If someone else is wearing dentures, this suggests that someone in your life is lying to you. You should figure out who this is so that you can decide what to do about your relationship.
See Teeth* for further dream symbolism.
To dream of wearing or seeing deodorant can show that you are a healthy, at least mentally, person. You know better than to do something that would harm yourself, and you actively take steps to improve yourself. This is a good sign.
To dream that you are departing from somewhere can mean several things. This could be a sign that you are going through a change in your life. You are ready to get rid of your old ways so that you can embrace the new.
This dream could also suggest that you are going through a struggle in your waking life and trying to work your way through it. This dream suggests that you will come out as a better version of yourself if you can work through your problem. If you fail to solve the problem, then you are sure to end up feeling worse off.
This dream may be representative of cutting off ties with old friends or romantic partners. You may be leaving the relationship in search of something better.
Looking up where you are departing from can also provide you with additional dream symbolism.
To dream that you are depressed could be a representation or prediction of depression in your waking life.
This dream could suggest that you feel cut off from other people. You may feel like you are no longer wanted in some social circles. This is likely lowering your self-esteem. It is best to try to gain self-confidence if you want to be happier in your dreams and waking life.
To dream that you are descending in a dream can suggest that you think something is below you in your waking life. You may feel like you deserve a better career or relationship. Making steps towards changing these things is sure to have a great impact on your life.
This dream could also suggest that you are tumbling into a route to spiraling depression. This is especially important if you are falling into a hole or another dark place in your dream. This signifies that things are growing bleak for you and that you need to change your ways or mindset to recover before you are too far gone. This is not a good sign.
To be in the desert in your dream can represent feelings of isolation that you are feeling in your waking life. This could suggest that you are feeling physically alone, alone in an opinion, or intellectually alone. You may feel like no one understands you or what you are going through.
To be in a desert may also suggest that you feel dry or bored with your waking life. It would help if you had something new or exciting in your life to make it feel more meaningful. Many people turn to religion or other spiritual practices to add meaning to their lives. Learning new things or meaning new people can also add intellectual or social value to your life.
This dream could also be seen as a warning, suggesting that you need to be careful the next time you are in a strange environment. Be wary of places that you have not been to before.