Authors: Gustavus Hindman Miller
The interpretations in this book are by Gustavus Hindman Miller (1857-1929)
and are taken from his book 10,000 Dreams Interpreted.
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A Abandon To dream that you are abandoned, denotes that you will have difficulty in framing your plans for future success.
To abandon others, you will see unhappy conditions piled thick around you, leaving little hope of surmounting them.
If it is your house that you abandon, you will soon come to grief in experimenting with fortune.
If you abandon your sweetheart, you will fail to recover lost valuables, and friends will turn aside from your favors.
If you abandon a mistress, you will unexpectedly come into a goodly inheritance.
If it is religion you abandon, you will come to grief by your attacks on prominent people.
To abandon children, denotes that you will lose your fortune by lack of calmness and judgment.
To abandon your business, indicates distressing circumstances in which there will be quarrels and suspicion. (This dream may have a literal fulfilment if it is impressed on your waking mind, whether you abandon a person, or that person abandons you, or, as indicated, it denotes other worries.)
To see yourself or friend abandon a ship, suggests your possible entanglement in some business failure, but if you escape to shore your interests will remain secure.
Abbey To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes will fall into ignoble incompletion.
For a young woman to get into an abbey, foretells her violent illness. If she converses with a priest in an abbey, she will incur the censure of true friends for indiscretion.
Abbess For a young woman to dream that she sees an abbess, denotes that she will be compelled to perform distasteful tasks, and will submit to authority only after unsuccessful rebellion.
To dream of an abbess smiling and benignant, denotes you will be surrounded by true friends and pleasing prospects.
Abbot To dream that you are an abbot, warns you that treacherous plots are being laid for your downfall.
If you see this pious man in devotional exercises, it forewarns you of smooth flattery and deceit pulling you a willing victim into the meshes of artful bewilderment.
For a young woman to talk with an abbot, portends that she will yield to insinuating flatteries, and in yielding she will besmirch her reputation. If she marries one, she will uphold her name and honor despite poverty and temptation.
See similar words in connection with churches, priests, etc.
Abdomen To see your abdomen in a dream, foretells that you will have great expectations, but you must curb hardheadedness and redouble your energies on your labor, as pleasure is approaching to your hurt.
To see your abdomen shriveled, foretells that you will be persecuted and defied by false friends.
To see it swollen, you will have tribulations, but you will overcome them and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
To see blood oozing from the abdomen, foretells an accident or tragedy in your family.
The abdomen of children in an unhealthy state, portends that contagion will pursue you.
Bobbin To dream of bobbins, denotes that important work will devolve on you, and your interests will be adversely affected if you are negligent in dispatching the same work.
Bog Bogs, denotes burdens under whose weight you feel that endeavors to rise are useless. Illness and other worries may oppress you.
Boiler To dream of seeing a boiler out of repair, signifies you will suffer from bad management or disappointment.
For a woman to dream that she goes into a cellar to see about a boiler foretells that sickness and losses will surround her.
Boils To dream of a boil running pus and blood, you will have unpleasant things to meet in your immediate future. May be that the insincerity of friends will cause you great inconvenience.
To dream of boils on your forehead, is significant of the sickness of some one near you.
Bolts To dream of bolts, signifies that formidable obstacles will oppose your progress. If the bolts are old or broken, your expectations will be eclipsed by failures.
Bomb Shell To dream of bomb shells, foretells anger and disputes, ending in law suits. Many displeasing incident[s] follow this dream.
Bones To see your bones protruding from the flesh, denotes that treachery is working to ensnare you.
Bonnet Bonnet, denotes much gossiping and slanderous insinuations, from which a woman should carefully defend herself.
For a man to see a woman tying her bonnet, denotes unforeseen good luck near by. His friends will be faithful and true.
A young woman is likely to engage in pleasant and harmless flirtations if her bonnet is new and of any color except black.
Black bonnets, denote false friends of the opposite sex.
Books Pleasant pursuits, honor and riches to dream of studying them. For an author to dream of his works going to press, is a dream of caution; he will have much trouble in placing them before the public.
To dream of spending great study and time in solving some intricate subjects, and the hidden meaning of learned authors, is significant of honors well earned.
To see children at their books, denotes harmony and good conduct of the young.
To dream of old books, is a warning to shun evil in any form.
Bookcase To see a bookcase in your dreams, signifies that you will associate knowledge with your work and pleasure. Empty bookcases, imply that you will be put out because of lack of means or facility for work.
Book Store To visit a book store in your dream, foretells you will be filled with literary aspirations, which will interfere with your other works and labors.
Boots To see your boots on another, your place will be usurped in the affections of your sweetheart.
To wear new boots, you will be lucky in your dealings. Bread winners will command higher wages.
Borrowing Borrowing is a sign of loss and meagre support. For a banker to dream of borrowing from another bank, a run on his own will leave him in a state of collapse, unless he accepts this warning. If another borrows from you, help in time of need will be extended or offered you. True friends will attend you.
Bosom For a young woman to dream that her bosom is wounded, foretells that some affliction is threatening her.
To see it soiled or shrunken, she will have a great disappointment in love and many rivals will vex her. If it is white and full she is soon to be possessed of fortune. If her lover is slyly observing it through her sheer corsage, she is about to come under the soft persuasive influence of a too ardent wooer.
Bottles Bottles are good to dream of if well filled with transparent liquid. You will overcome all obstacles in affairs of the heart, prosperous engagements will ensue. If empty, coming trouble will envelop you in meshes of sinister design, from which you will be forced to use strategy to disengage yourself.
Bouquet To dream of a bouquet beautifully and richly colored, denotes a legacy from some wealthy and unknown relative; also, pleasant, joyous gatherings among young folks.
To see a withered bouquet, signifies sickness and death.
Bow and Arrow Bow and arrow in a dream, denotes great gain reaped from the inability of others to carry out plans.
To make a bad shot means disappointed hopes in carrying forward successfully business affairs.
Box Opening a goods box in your dream, signifies untold wealth and that delightful journeys to distant places may be made with happy results. If the box is empty disappointment in works of all kinds will follow.
Bracelet To see in your dreams a bracelet encircling your arm, the gift of lover or friend, is assurance of an early marriage and a happy union.
If a young woman lose her bracelet she will meet with sundry losses and vexations.
To find one, good property will come into her possession.
Brain To see your own brain in a dream, denotes uncongenial surroundings will irritate and dwarf you into an unpleasant companion. To see the brains of animals, foretells that you will suffer mental trouble.
If you eat them, you will gain knowledge, and profit unexpectedly.
Brambles To dream of brambles entangling you, is a messenger of evil. Law suits will go against you, and malignant sickness attack you, or some of your family.
Brandy To dream of brandy, foretells that while you may reach heights of distinction and wealth, you will lack that innate refinement which wins true friendship from people whom you most wish to please.
Branch It betokens, if full of fruit and green leaves, wealth, many delightful hours with friends. If they are dried, sorrowful news of the absent.
Brass To dream of brass, denotes that you will rise rapidly in your profession, but while of apparently solid elevation you will secretly fear a downfall of fortune.
Bray Hearing an ass bray, is significant of unwelcome tidings or intrusions.
To dream of breaking bread with others, indicates an assured competence through life.
To see a lot of impure bread, want and misery will burden the dreamer. If the bread is good and you have access to it, it is a favorable dream.
See Baking and Crust.
Break Breakage is a bad dream. To dream of breaking any of your limbs, denotes bad management and probable failures. To break furniture, denotes domestic quarrels and an unquiet state of the mind.
To break a window, signifies bereavement. To see a broken ring order will be displaced by furious and dangerous uprisings, such as jealous contentions often cause.
Breakfast Is favorable to persons engaged in mental work. To see a breakfast of fresh milk and eggs and a well filled dish of ripe fruit, indicates hasty, but favorable changes.
If you are eating alone, it means you will fall into your enemies' trap. If you are eating with others it is good.
Breath To come close to a person in your dreaming with a pure and sweet breath, commendable will be your conduct, and a profitable consummation of business deals will follow.
Breath if fetid, indicates sickness and snares.
Losing one's breath, denotes signal failure where success seemed assured.
Brewing To dream of being in a vast brewing establishment, means unjust persecution by public officials, but you will eventually prove your innocence and will rise far above your persecutors.
Briars To see yourself caught among briars, black enemies are weaving cords of calumny and perjury intricately around you and will cause you great distress, but if you succeed in disengaging yourself from the briars, loyal friends will come to your assistance in every emergency.
Brick Brick in a dream, indicates unsettled business and disagreements in love affairs. To make them you will doubtless fail in your efforts to amass great wealth.
Bride For a young woman to dream that she is a bride, foretells that she will shortly come into an inheritance which will please her exceedingly, if she is pleased in making her bridal toilet. If displeasure is felt she will suffer disappointments in her anticipations.
To dream that you kiss a bride, denotes a happy reconciliation between friends. For a bride to kiss others, foretells for you many friends and pleasures; to kiss you, denotes you will enjoy health and find that your sweetheart will inherit unexpected fortune.
To kiss a bride and find that she looks careworn and ill, denotes you will be displeased with your success and the action of your friends.
If a bride dreams that she is indifferent to her husband, it foretells that many unhappy circumstances will pollute her pleasures.
Bridge To see a long bridge dilapidated, and mysteriously winding into darkness, profound melancholy over the loss of dearest possessions and dismal situations will fall upon you. To the young and those in love, disappointment in the heart's fondest hopes, as the loved one will fall below your ideal.
To cross a bridge safely, a final surmounting of difficulties, though the means seem hardly safe to use. Any obstacle or delay denotes disaster.
To see a bridge give way before you, beware of treachery and false admirers. Affluence comes with clear waters. Sorrowful returns of best efforts are experienced after looking upon or coming in contact with muddy or turbid water in dreams.
A blind bridle signifies you will be deceived by some wily enemy, or some woman will entangle you in an intrigue.
Bridle Bits To see bridle bits in your dreams, foretells you will subdue and overcome any obstacle opposing your advancement or happiness. If they break or are broken you will be surprised into making concessions to enemies,
Brimstone To dream of brimstone, foretells that discreditable dealings will lose you many friends. if you fail to rectify the mistakes you are making.
To see fires of brimstone, denotes you will be threatened with loss by contagion in your vicinity.
Bronchitis To dream that you are affected with bronchitis, foretells you will be detained from pursuing your views and plans by unfortunate complications of sickness in your home.
To suffer with bronchitis in a dream, denotes that discouraging prospects of winning desired objects will soon loom up before you.
Bronze For a woman to dream of a bronze statue, signifies that she will fail in her efforts to win the person she has determined on for a husband.
If the statue simulates life, or moves, she will be involved in a love affair, but no marriage will occur. Disappointment to some person may follow the dream.
To dream of bronze serpents or insects, foretells you will be pursued by envy and ruin. To see bronze metals, denotes your fortune will be uncertain and unsatisfactory.