Danger


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What does it mean when you dream about danger?

Any kind of danger signal in a dream may be warning the dreamer to be more cautious in some aspect of life. Other components of the dream should help indicate where the dreamer should exercise more caution.

Danger

Darkness (See NIGHT.)
Geiger counter
radiation detector named for inventor. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 12]
Mayday
international radiotelephone distress signal. [Maritime Hist.: Misc.]
Perils of Pauline
cliff-hangers in which Pauline’s life is recurrently in danger. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 559]
red alert
final alert; attack believed imminent. [Military: Misc.]
red flag
symbol of peril. [Folklore: Jobes, 413]
rhododendron
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
rhubarb
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Scylla and Charybdis
rocks and whirlpool, respectively, opposite each other in the Strait of Messina. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 59, 235–236]
skull and crossbones
alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
SOS
Morse code distress signal. [World Culture: Flexner, 359]
Symplegades
“Clashing Cliffs” at the entrance to the Black Sea, said to crush vessels. [Classical Myth.: New Century, 1043]
Syrtes
quicksands off the coast of northern Africa; any part of the sea dangerous to ships because of natural phenomena. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
sword of Damocles
signifies impending peril; blade suspended over banqueter by a hair. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 297]
thin ice
universal symbol of possible danger. [Folklore: Misc.]
Yuck, Mr.
pictorial symbol denoting poison; grimacing face with tongue sticking out. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

Danger

(dreams)
A dangerous situation in your dream might reflect a dangerous or threatening situation in daily life. Take the hint and pay closer attention to your finances, business matters, health, and things in general. As compensation, danger in your dream may be a positive sign and an indication that you are capable of overcoming current obstacles.
References in classic literature ?
Out of this lifeless mass has already grown an excrescent power, which tends to realize all the dangers that can be apprehended from a defective construction of the supreme government of the Union.
Moving slowly through the trees he kept his eyes over his shoulder, though he no longer neglected the possibilities of other dangers which might lurk on either hand or ahead--his experience with the lioness did not need a repetition to insure the permanency of the lesson it had taught.
The distance was not so great but the figure of Judge Temple could be seen, standing in his own grounds, and apparently contemplating, in perfect unconsciousness of the danger of his child, the mountain in flames.
Adam did so, and immediately shrank back as though his eyes had opened on pressing danger.
And the state runneth the danger of that which Tacitus saith; Atque is habitus animorum fuit, ut pessimum facinus auderent pauci, plures vellent, omnes paterentur.
But we also are in danger," said the Pumpkinhead, anxiously.
Doubtless they feel that they cannot trust themselves in the close vicinity of so much perfectly good food without the danger that they may help themselves to a mouthful some time by mistake.
Well, well," sighed the Cowardly Lion, "I see, friend Tiger, that we must place ourselves in great danger to rescue this bold army.
The news of Mr Allworthy's danger (for the servant told him he was dying) drove all thoughts of love out of his head.
Better than thy words express it, thine eyes tell me all thy danger.
Be assured that for my own sake, as well as yours, I will not rashly encounter danger.
I am moved by the imminent danger you are in, and, for aught I see, you have no knowledge of it.