D Dream Meanings

Dream Dictionary – Dreams Beginning with the Letter D

When using the Dream Dictionary Guide, be sure to “look up” each dream symbol, color, and number you remember from your dream as well as the emotions you felt or encountered during the dream AND upon wakening from the dream. All of these are clues that’ll help you piece together the puzzle that is your dream’s meaning and interpretation.



Dam.  If you dream of a dam, the interpretation indicates that you’ve been keeping something hidden or inside that you’re afraid will come out. Whether it’s a secret or your true feelings about something, you fear that they’ll burst out.

If you dream of the profane version of this word, it is symbolic of anger. Cursing in dreams (as in life, most of the time) symbolizes extreme anger – often a deep-seeded anger that the individual isn’t even entirely aware of.

Damp. Dreaming of something being “damp” is a pretty interesting dream. To figure out the dream’s meaning, you need to realize what “damp” means.  If something is damp, it is “sort of wet” but not “all the way” wet. Damp is a “sort of” or “halfway” word.  If someone dreams of something being “damp,” it indicates that the dreamer feels something in his/her life isn’t quite “all the way” right, fixed, settled, or in some way good. They feel that it’s close but not quite there.

This could even be a process they are going through. They may feel that they’re on the right track, but not quite there. People who are trying to break bad habits often have this sort of dream – it serves to remind them that they are on the right track, but not quite there yet.

Dance. To dream of dancing symbolizes a feeling of being (or wishing to be) carefree. It can also indicate that the dreamer wishes to express himself or herself more freely.

Darkness. If your dream involves some form of darkness, it indicates that there is something in your daily life that you aren’t “seeing clearly.” More specifically, you feel that you are “in the dark” about something in particular. You could feel that someone is intentionally keeping you in the dark or you may simply feel that you haven’t figured something out yet. While this dream could indicate that you think someone else is in the dark, most of the time it refers to the dreamer, himself/herself.

Deafness. Dreaming of deafness – whether it’s the dreamer who is deaf or another person indicates one of two things:

  1. If the dreamer is the one who is deaf in the dream, it could indicate that the dreamer feels he/she is missing out on something.
  2. Dreaming of deafness could also mean that there is something you are “tired of hearing.” You may have even told someone recently, “I don’t want to hear that anymore!” This dream could indicate that you feel at least a little guilty for not hearing them out or for cutting them off.
  3. If you dream that someone else is deaf, it usually indicates that there is someone you feel isn’t listening to you. You feel that they are “turning a deaf ear” toward you.

Death. This is one of the most misunderstood dreams and one (understandably) of the most troubling of all dreams. While dreaming of death could possibly be due to recent worries about health or safety (pertaining to you or someone else), more times than not a death dream is about another type of loss – possibly even simply a change.

Many people who lose a job or personal belonging will dream of some type of death in the following days. Even people who have been in a relationship that has ended will dream of death or dying (people often think of the end of a relationship in terms of love “dying” or they’ll say something like, “It’s over..”). IT’s all about loss and we all associate loss with the loss of life.

Death dreams can also, ironically, symbolize the beginning of something. If a dreamer has recently gotten a promotion at work, they may dream of death as symbolism of the “old” job being dead and gone.

Any type of daily event that we’d describe as a loss, change, or end of the road transition could possibly turn up in a dream as death.

 Decorate. (decorating) To dream of decorating something – whether it’s a tree, room, house, whatever… implies you are looking to change something for the better. This type of dream is your creativity at work. A lot of people are actually inspired by the decorating they see themselves do in their dreams!

Decoration. (decorations) If you dream of decorations, for example Christmas tree decorations or ornaments, it indicates an appreciation for beautiful things. You have probably either recently acquired something lovely that you’re very pleased with or have something in mind you’d like to have.

If, after waking from your dream, the word “ornament” also comes to mind, be sure to see the dream interpretation for ornament because it can vary slightly from decorations.

Defend. If, in your dream, you had to defend yourself, you feel that you are being accused of something (or treated) unfairly. This could be the case even if, in your dream, you are defending someone else.

Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Dreaming of one of these devastating illnesses implies that you are very afraid for someone you love developing this condition. It could even be you, yourself, who you are fearful for.

Dentist. If you dream of going to the dentist, it suggest there is something you know you need to do (and have probably put off doing). If the experience involves pulling teeth or the loss of teeth  – it suggests you are afraid of losing something in particular.

Dreaming of getting your teeth cleaned suggests there is something you know you “need” to do but don’t want to. Doing it won’t be fun for you… even though you know it’s necessary.

Deformity. (deformed) Dreaming that you have something deformed on your body (or seeing someone else with a deformity) indicates that you feel something needs to be fixed or mended. This could be something physical but it could also be a relationship, something at work/school, or even a microwave oven! When we have something in our daily life that we know is either broken or out of alignment, we carry this over into our dreams – sometimes in a very dramatic fashion.

Dilemma. If you dream that you have a dilemma or problem, it indicates that you have been facing one at some point in your daily life. It’s as though the brain has gotten itself into a routine of trying to solve a problem (or problems) and carries its mission over into your dreams!

Dirty. If you dream of seeing something that your dream mind registers as “dirty,” the analysis is this – you are aware that something in your life needs to be cleaned up. This could be your actual room, home, car, garage, or office. It could mean a relationship needs to be “mended.” It could be job or school-related. It could even mean you want to give your dog a bath!

Disappointed. (Disappoint, Disappointment) If, in your dream, you suffer a disappointment (or see someone else disappointed), it is a reflection of a recent “real life” experience with this emotion OR a fear of a future disappointment. This could be a disappointment you, yourself, experience or one you fear someone else will experience.

Disease. To dream of a disease or illness speaks to something being “not right” in the dreamer’s world. This could be physical, Spiritual, mental, or emotional. Often the dreamer is, on some level, aware of an issue but has not really confronted it in their waking life. In their dream, their subconscious mind tries to “diagnose” or make sense of the thing that is “not right.”

This could, of course, be something that is actual physical. If (for example) you thought, “My head hurts again… second time this week..” one day, you may dream about a disease or illness that evening. The thought – even a fleeting thought – will show up in the dream as your brain tries to “diagnose” the problem.

Disheveled. (Please See Dirty)

Ditch. To dream of a ditch usually symbolizes a feeling of being “stuck” in some fashion. This could mean the dreamer feels stuck at work or school or even stuck on a problem that they’re trying to solve.

A ditch can also represent some sort of obstacle in the dreamer’s life – something that’s simply “in the way.”

Diving. If you dream of a diving board or of diving, it means that you think it’s time to make a move… time to “dive in!”

Diving Board. (Please see Diving above)

Dog. A dog is symbolic of loyalty and friendship… for obvious reasons. However, if you are afraid of dogs, the symbolism could be a more negative one. In this case, there is something you fear in your daily life and your dream has given this fear a face… a fuzzy face!

If you dream of a dog, it could also indicate that you want and possibly need more companionship. Your mind knows a pet is the perfect way to give a dog or cat a better life AND provide endless companionship for yourself.

Doughnuts (Donuts). If you dream of doughnuts, the dream interpretation can go one of two ways.

  1. A doughnut (donut) dream can be symbolic of feeling like you’re going around in circles with a particular matter in your daily life.
  2. Dreaming of doughnuts can be symbolic of sweetness – an indication that the dreamer is looking for more sweetness and kindness in others, the world (in general), or even from themselves.

Dracula. It’s never a good time when this guy shows up in our dreams. He is symbolic of fear and often simply means that – a fear the dreamer has of something or someone. Even if the dreamer is simply afraid of giving a speech, the fear can manifest itself in a dream as a monster or Dracula, himself.

Dracula can also represent a “blood sucker,” obviously. All the more reason to never think of someone in these terms… they may just manifest themselves in your dreams as this guy.

Dragging. If you dream of dragging something or someone, it’s an indication that you feel like you are doing the majority of the work – either at home, in a relationship, at work, or at school. You feel others (possibly even one person, in particular) isn’t pulling their weight or doing “their share.”

If you dream that someone is dragging you – or you dream of seeing someone else dragging something – the implication is you aren’t 100% certain that you are doing all you can in a certain area. You expect more from yourself!

Duck. Dreaming of a duck can mean one of several things. For one, it could be a literal interpretation of the verb, “DUCK!” You could feel you recently ducked a bad situation or dodged something you didn’t want any part of.

Ducks are also notorious for “quacking,” meaning you could feel overwhelmed by someone’s endless chatter – possibly from co-workers who gossip or a friend/family member who rambles on and on. And on!

Dumb. If you dream of someone or something being “dumb,” it indicates that you have recently questioned someone’s judgement or decision – either that of your own or another person’s.

To dream of someone or something being “dumb” can also simply mean you’ve heard the word recently and it stood out to you – perhaps you thought it was used harshly or unkindly. You may have even felt dumb at some point (haven’t we all?!)

Dusty. (Please see Dirty above!)

A REMINDER: The Dream Dictionary is a very “fluid” section of Dream Prophesy, in that it is forever changing. I add dream symbols and entries to the dictionary regularly and often even “flesh out” or “add to” old entries. Why? Because symbolisms change regularly.  If the exact same dreams were experienced in, say 1975 and 2015, the interpretations would be vastly different. Different things symbolize different things over time and, therefore, the meanings change. This is why outdated and “ancient” dream guides are inaccurate.  

The only accurate dream dictionary or dream guide is the one frequently updated.