To see dishes in your dream, represents ideas, concepts, and attitudes. The dream may be a pun on the things you are "dishing" out to others. Or it could describe someone you are interested in as in someone who is a "dish". Perhaps it is time that you make the first move. If the dishes are dirty and unwashed, then it signifies dissatisfaction and an unpromising outlook. You may have overlooked some problems in your life or you have not confronted your emotions. To dream that you are washing dishes, suggests that you are moving on and planning for the next thing that comes your way. Alternatively, it represents your daily routine. Perhaps you are in a rut. To see shelves of polished dishes, suggests that you are doing your best and making the best out of a situation. You are trying to make a good impression. To see broken dishes or break dishes in your dream, signifies feelings of poverty, lack, and inadequacy. You may feel that you are not meeting the expectations of others. Please See Also Plates.