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What does it mean when you dream about eating?

Eating sometimes symbolizes partaking of non-physical forms of nourishment. It may also represent enjoyment or indulgence. Because the English language uses certain eating metaphors, eating in dreams sometimes indicates anxiety (“What’s eating you?”) or being overwhelmed (being “eaten alive”). (See also Devour, Hunger).

Eating

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To interpret this dream adequately you need to consider all of its details including what type of food you were eating, if you were eating alone, with strangers, or with familiar people. Eating usually symbolizes comfort, pleasure, and love, and most people use and misuse food on a daily basis. We nourish our bodies and stuff our feelings with food. Eating is a part of life and for some of us it is a problem. If you are on a perpetual diet and are depriving yourself of food, then this dream may be compensatory in nature. If you are feeling lonely or lack warmth, you may have dreams of eating. Eating in a dream suggests a need for physical, psychological, or spiritual nourishment.
References in classic literature ?
Look at his hump, which would be as fine eating as the buffalo's (which is esteemed a rare dish), were it not such a solid pyramid of fat.
It is well worth while to get hungry and thirsty merely to discover how much gratification can be obtained from eating and drinking.
I suppose, if the cat had been gone, instead of the piglet, your mind's eye would see the piglet eating the cat," suggested the Scarecrow.
He insisted upon eating the Sheriff's best bread and drinking his best wine, so that the steward waxed wroth.
I had often watched a large dog of ours eating his food; and I now noticed a decided similarity between the dog's way of eating, and the man's.
Danglars threw himself upon his goat-skin, and Peppino, reclosing the door, again began eating his pease and bacon.
On the thirteenth day I drank some more water, and dozed and thought disjointedly of eating and of vague im- possible plans of escape.