Knife Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Knife Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a knife indicates a parting of the ways. Of cutting unnecessary things out of your life. Being attacked by a knife warns there are enemies close to you. Take a closer look at those you trust. You may need to cut some trusted friends or family members from your life to protect yourself from them in the future.

A blunt knife means you resolve issues and a sharp knife means you will solve things more quickly. You may also feel a need to protect yourself more at this time. When you hold a knife in a dream, you may be trying to cut ties to a negative or toxic relationship.

knife-dreamsA woman dreaming of being stabbed can mean the pressures of life make you worry. While a man being stabbed is a sign of aggression. A sign of a loss of control. You need to learn to control your emotions. Self-mutilating with a knife warns of how any addictions can ruin your life. This can be drugs, alcohol, food, or anything else you have an addiction to. Do you have an addiction?

Dreaming of a dagger signifies sacrifices. When a dagger is pointed towards you then you may have to repay someone in way you may not like. Alternatively, a dagger can represent a personal attack. You may be angry with someone who has attacked you in reality. This is a sign your fears of deceit rise to the surface. You may have put yourself into a situation that causes you much anger. Killing or wounding someone you see as an enemy is a push to stand up to your fears.

Additional Dream Meanings

To see that you are holding a knife in your dream would suggest a symbol of aggression or anger. There could be something that you are looking to get rid of and cut out of your life. You might be in a relationship that is not working for you or you could have people in your life you need to let go. The knife in a dream can also represent some tension that you might have sexually.

If you see someone in your dream holding on to a knife it could mean that you don’t have any power in a specific situation or relationship that you might be in. This person could also represent a dominate figure that is currently present in your life.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Janet Taylor on

    I dreamt that a man and woman held my hair at the top of my head and sliced a large it in my head with a blunt silver knife. Blood trickled down my neck but another female told me I had a large cut in my head

  2. I dreamt 3 men trying to steal my bag l chased after them and managed to grab the knife they where caring and l fought the 3 men and stabbed them all.what does that mean?

  3. I saw a dream in which my brother was being stabbed by a stranger
    I really tried hard to get the knife out of his hand but i was not able to do so! And finally my brother was stabbed on his neck
    This dream is really really taking my life
    I am so worried and sad at the same time
    What does this actually mean

  4. I had a dream that a roommate I have a mild crush on was holding a knife to my neck and whispering really “loving” and obsessive things in my ear, he also claimed he loved me and tried to kiss me and I forced myself awake.
    I don’t know what this means but it’s been bothering me all day.

  5. Llamo María on

    What about dreaming of an ex lover being chased down by a man holding a knife? What does that mean

  6. My dream seemed as if I was watching 2 men argue, then 1 pulled up a knife. It got a bit weird after, but, the one who pulled a knife cut himself on the neck, and I was the one bleeding with an open neck. It felt so real.

  7. My dream was of 2 knives with black handles. I was trying to keep them safe on my pillow in bed but then I woke up and I had list them! I actually got out of my bed while half asleep panicking about where they had gone! If anyone has any ideas what this means please let me know! Xx

  8. I saw dream in which I saw a person lying in my room under a bedsheet..I thought it was my xboyfriend..I kicked him and asked him to get out..but it does not show his face and he becomes a knife and this knife came to me flying in air..and I woke up in fear..what does that mean..

  9. Michael Morales on

    Can you help me with this, I always dream of a boy trying to wound me with a knife actually in my dream i was already wounded in my arms….as the boy trying to kill me im gonna wake up ….pls help me with this im really bothered

  10. Brianna Washington on

    I had a dream where I nearly killed one of my friends friend with a knife to her throat. Bit I dropped the knife, backed up, and realized what I had done. What does this type of dream symbolize?

  11. I had a dream of a lady standing on my boyfriend bed and stabbed herself with a knife on a rib, it was last night and I slept on my boyfriend place, can I get help what is it?

  12. Jenna Bailey on

    My long time boyfriend had a nightmare last night he has bad dreams often,but he would only tell me part of it,he told me that I was in it and I was a being with black wings there was someone else there to but he wasnt specific he claims I cut him with a knife, thats all he said, but I tried to wake him and he wouldn’t he was kicking and making noises I knew he was dreaming

  13. Sanjib Singh on

    I had a dream of carrying a knife and accidentally it stuck a kid face which resulted a cut n blood running from it and After sometime the blood stop by itself.

  14. I need help pls had a bad dream was cut by a sharp knife by a group of boys then they started chasing me but after a good chase one then gave me a knife as well my upper hands were still bleeding

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