Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

What does it mean when you dream about your grandmother?

Grandmothers are symbols of wisdom and caretaking. A grandmother in a dream can indicate that important life lessons are assuming a prominent role in the dreamer’s life. This symbol can also indicate a regression to childhood needs.

References in classic literature ?
By his side walked the grandmother urging him forward.
While I scrubbed, my grandmother busied herself in the dining-room until I called anxiously, `Grandmother, I'm afraid the cakes are burning
Jane had spent an evening at Hartfield with her grandmother and aunt, and every thing was relapsing much into its usual state.
When the Dragon had gone to bed, his old grandmother pulled up the stone and let out the soldier.
The boy even insisted upon doing the work of their cabin steward, since, as he explained, his grandmother was suffering from a nervous disposition that made the presence of strangers extremely distasteful to her.
The next morning she found her grandmother in bed; the fever had not abated, on the contrary her eyes glistened and she appeared to be suffering from violent nervous irritability.
Four hundred dollars a year does not appear a large sum, even to the nouveaux riches of America, but it sufficed to give Adrienne and her grandmother a comfortable, and even a respectable subsistence in the provinces.
But no sooner did the Grandmother appear than the General stopped dead in the middle of a word, and, with jaw dropping, stared hard at the old lady--his eyes almost starting out of his head, and his expression as spellbound as though he had just seen a basilisk.
Set out before it gets hot, and when you are going, walk nicely and quietly and do not run off the path, or you may fall and break the bottle, and then your grandmother will get nothing; and when you go into her room, don't forget to say, "Good morning", and don't peep into every corner before you do it.
But who ever thought of sparing their grandmother worry?
Just then Omby Amby found a hand with a knitting needle in it, and they decided to put Grandmother Gnit together.
Her grandmother stood near, and shook her withered hands at my father, and shrieked her terrible prophecy, in the hysteric frenzy that possessed her when she saw the separation accomplished.