This is a Dream Dictionary: an A - Z guide containing interpretations of the subjects and situations that may appear in your dreams. The text is taken from the author's comprehensive work, 10,000 Dreams Interpreted.
Because it was written in America at the turn of the last century we have included this book purely for your entertainment. Although it represents popular understanding about dreams during that period, the essence of the interpretations may nevertheless be useful to you.
A few examples from the book:
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.
To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes will fall into ignoble incompletion.
To dream that a priest bars your entrance into an abbey, denotes that you will be saved from a ruinous state by enemies mistaking your embarrassment for progress.
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.
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.
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.
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. See Belly.
dreamer who falls overboard while sailing upon stormy waters.
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.
Bogs, denotes burdens under whose weight you feel that endeavors to rise are useless. Illness and other worries may oppress you.
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.
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.
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.
To dream of bomb shells, foretells anger and disputes, ending in law suits. Many displeasing incident[s] follow this dream.
To see your bones protruding from the flesh, denotes that treachery is working to ensnare you.