Meaning of cutlery in dream interpretation (updated)

Meaning of different cutlery and what they stand for.

The picture above shows the type of cutlery and its symbolic representation to each person in a family. The fork is a symbol that represents the woman or mother of the family. If you dream of a fork, it means you dreamed of a woman or mother of the family. If you dreamed of a knife, it means you had seen the manifest representation of the man or father of the family. If you dreamed of spoons, it means you had thought of the child or baby of the family. For spoons are the first type of utensil that is used to feed the baby or young child. Usually, dreaming of the utensil means the respective person will pay you a visit.

Dreaming of knives

Dreaming of knives.

If you dream of receiving a present of a knife, it means the giver of this knife wants to sever friendship with you. If you dream of giving a knife to someone, then you’re going to break up with that person. Several cultures in the world associate the symbol of knife with severance.

In waking life, one should not give knives as presents. Similarly, one should not accept knives as gifts. In some cultures, it is considered taboo to give or receive knives as presents.

If you dream of using a knife for purposes other than its assigned one, then it is also bad. For example, a knife should not be used like a spoon to stir soup or beverage. If you see a knife being used to stir a beverage in a cup, it means this sharp instrument and its severing ability, is going to be used in a domestic issue. Domestic discord is predicted.

If you dream that someone has cut you with a knife, it is bad news. It usually means that person wants to cut ties with you, to break off your friendship.

If you dream that you were cut by a knife and blood seeped out of your wound, it is bad news. It usually means that in reality, you may be attacked.

If you dream you saw a knife fight, or was involved in a knife fight, it is bad news. It predicts physical injury, or a cut away of bonds in relationship or business.

Events during the day that caused stress, and emotional upheaval, can trigger a dream with a knife imagery. The anxiety, upset and hurt you experienced, are represented by the dream symbol of a knife.

The knife as a dream metaphor, can mean damage to the mental realm, physical body, emotions and spiritual sphere.

Seeing dream imagery of a knife being used, means there is anger, bitterness, injustice and problems.

If you dreamed of seeing a knife being used to cut away something in a dream, it usually means you are done with that thing. You are going to sever all ties with that thing.

If you dreamed of self-harm using a knife, it can mean you are damaging yourself in waking life. Perhaps you are not doing the right things to help you in your work, or family life. The knife is a symbol that signifies a weapon doing harm, damage or severance.

If you dreamed of using a knife to protect yourself, it can mean you have faced threats in waking reality. You should think of safe ways to deal with threats.

The knife, as a dream metaphor, can also mean you are defending yourself. By showing you have a knife, you are warning potential attackers.

A hunting knife in a dream can mean you need to take care of primary needs like food. You need to struggle to find food. Relating this to your reality, it means you’ll face hardships and challenges in getting your basic needs.

If you dream of plastic cutlery like plastic spoon, plastic fork or plastic butter knife, it means you are outdoors. You might be at a restaurant, cafe, picnic or party. This dream hints that you are likely to attend a function soon.

If you dream of seeing child sized cutlery, it means you will be closely involved with children soon.

Child size cutlery:

If you see child size cutlery, it can mean several possibilities.

1. At least one child will feature in your life.

2. You are depicted as using child cutlery because you are not ready to grow up, or your development was interrupted.

3. Your mental capacity and other areas are underdeveloped and you’re more comfortable with child size cutlery.

Special cutlery:

If you see dream imagery of special cutlery like a carving knife, the dream hints of special occasions when such cutlery are used. For instance, the carving knife is used on Thanksgiving and Christmas, when cooked turkeys are carved up.