Dream Symbol: late

late

Arriving late for something can mean:

  • Whatever you are late for in the dream represents something very important to you in real life
  • You're neglecting a responsibility
  • You'd like to avoid the thing you're late for, you're dreading it, or you're afraid of failure
  • You're feeling passive-aggression towards an authority that is represented by whatever you're late for
  • You feel you have too much on your mind or on your schedule, or that you're feeling disorganized

Being late and feeling bad about it can mean you are experiencing or fearing a loss of control, or of being controlled by outside circumstances, somehow in your life.

A late timeframe, such as late evening, might represent a point late in a real-life process or the timeframe of an actual event in your life.

See also: class missing schedule last minute oversleeping appointment time frame

Category(s): Events Conditions Attribute

Using this Dream Dictionary

Tips to Understand Dream Meaning

Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:

  • Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
  • Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
  • Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.

What Does Your Dream Mean?

About Dream Symbols

This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.


IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.