A canteen in a dream can have various meanings depending on the context in which a dream occurs and details that follow it.
To dream of an empty canteen
If you see an empty canteen in a dream, it means that you should give up on a trip that you are planning to take. You will probably get even more tired on it than rest. Hold-ups, construction works, and traffic jams could ruin your experience.
To dream of a full canteen
If you see a full canteen in a dream, it means that you will experience beautiful moments with friends and family in the following period. You may organize a party, or you will be invited to a wedding, christening, birthday celebration or some other events.
To drink from a canteen
When you are dreaming of drinking from a canteen, your subconsciousness is warning you to relax. Many worries, stress, and obligations have started to smother you, so your body is telling you that it is time for a break. Go for a cup of coffee, hang out with friends, read a book, or get a massage to forget about everything that has been tormenting you lately.
A dream in which you see someone else drinking from a canteen suggests that you should become independent. You are used to letting other people, like your parents or a partner, make all the important decisions in your life, and you don’t have any responsibilities. Even though it is nice to live like that, it is time to take control of your life. You will probably have a difficult time with it at first, but you will get used to living like an adult with time.
To share a canteen with someone
If you are dreaming of sharing a canteen with someone, that symbolizes selfishness. You have probably put your feelings and needs before everyone else’s. That didn’t only hurt someone who loves and respects you, but it made you show your true face. There is hope that you will learn a lesson from all of this.
To buy a canteen
Dreaming of buying a canteen means that you need support from family and friends to overcome the crisis you got yourself in. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help since you will at least get a good piece of advice or find out what you should do.
To sell a canteen
If you are dreaming of selling a canteen, it means that you should be more rational with money. Materialistic things don’t fulfill you at all, so you love to buy gifts for other people. Many people love and respect you because of it, but you often end up not being able to afford basic items for yourself. You have proved your love for others many times, so it is time to show that you love yourself as well. Save some money for emergencies.
To bestow a canteen
When you are dreaming of bestowing a canteen to someone, it means that your long-term wish will come true. You may finally get a job that you love, or you will move to another city or even state because of school or your career. This change will affect you positively, and you will notice that you look better, more rested and happier.
To receive a canteen as a gift
Dreaming of getting a canteen as a gift suggests that you should take care of your health. You have let vices control your life which affects its quality. Make sure to get rid of things that are hurting you on time, and your body will be grateful to you for it.
To lose a canteen
A dream in which you lose a canteen symbolizes a great loss or failure from the past that is making you insecure. Your self-confidence is very low, so it would be a good idea to leave the bad things that happened to you in the past and start working on complexes that you have. Keep in mind that you possess many great qualities, even though you have decided to hide them from others.
To steal a canteen
When you are dreaming of stealing a canteen, it means that your consciousness is restless, because you have hurt other people with your recklessness. You may have a lover, or you were gossiping about a close friend, and now you can’t sleep at night. It is time to admit your sins and face consequences for your actions.
If you are dreaming of someone stealing a canteen from you, it means that a colleague will try to take over credits for a job you have done. You have probably let them do something like that many times before, so they are sure that you will let them get away with it this time as well. Make sure to disappoint them and fight for what is yours.
Meanings of dreams can depend on the type of canteens you dream of, as well.
When you are dreaming of a plastic canteen, like the one that soldiers have, it means that the following period will be stressful for you. You will have many problems at work, while the situation at home will not be great either. You will face a great amount of stress which could affect your health negatively. However, if you are smart enough, you will not let these obstacles stop you, but you will find a way to fight it out.
A metal canteen suggests that you have consciously built a shield around you whose main purpose is to stop people from hurting you. You have probably had many bad experiences before. You have also suffered a lot since people were using your kindness. Now, you have found a way to not be hurt ever again. Even though you can’t probably see it, your shield doesn’t stop only bad things from getting closer to you but good ones as well. You are missing the opportunity for someone to make you truly happy.
A wooden canteen
This dream represents nostalgia for some happier days. You may be going through a difficult period at the moment, so you like to remember days when you were carefree and satisfied. Instead of going back into the past, you should be thinking about the future. Put in an effort to feel better tomorrow.
If you see a decorative ceramic canteen in a dream, it means that someone is trying to make you like them, so they are often acting like something they are not. They will not care how they’ll get closer to you, so they will even try to slander people that you love. If you manage to figure out who your true friends are on time, you will not fall into their trap.
Meanings of dreams can be simpler. If you have recently seen a canteen in person or on TV, that has made a strong impression on you that you transferred into a dream.
Definition of a canteen
A canteen is a flat circular in shape bottled used for carrying drinks. When made at home, it is usually made out of wood, and it has woodcuts. It is also called a flask.