Dream meaning of back door

A back door in a dream can symbolize an area of your life you want to remain hidden or out of public view.

A back door is generally unseen from the front of the house. Dreaming about seeing someone you know entering the back door of his or her house can symbolize finding out something about the person that’s private, or seeing a hidden side of the person.

The back door can symbolize a secret, particularly a sexual secret or secret pleasure. Entering the back door is a euphemism for anal sex. It can refer to the anus or taking an alternative route to sexual satisfaction, such as through an illicit affair.

Along this line, a back door can symbolize doing something you want to keep secret, particularly behavior. This use of the symbolism is often accompanied by sneakiness and related feelings such as wariness and shame.

A back door can symbolize vulnerability, especially if the door is unlocked or burglars enter through it.
The symbolism is derived from the idea of something in the back or behind you being in your blind spot or away from your usual focus. It can symbolize the feeling that you’ve overlooked something.

It’s the door to the past.

Back door” is used figuratively to mean finding a way around a problem, an alternative solution or route otherwise known as a “workaround.”
Dreams create symbolism in the same way as figures of speech by making comparisons. So for example, a dream about searching for a back door can symbolize looking for an alternative solution.

It can symbolize seeking an alternative route to get something you want. For example, dating a friend of someone you actually want to date is a backhanded way of getting what you want. Working in photography can be a back door into the modeling industry.

Along this line, you can think of a back door as the unconventional or alternate choice. Going through a door can symbolize making a choice, so combine that idea with what a back door implies.

Going out a back door can symbolize backward movement in your life. See: Backward.

A locked back door can symbolize something about you that you can’t or won’t explore. Or it can mean you think you can get around something or be secretive and find out otherwise.

To see a backdoor in your dream suggests that you need to search a little harder to find an answer to your problem.
Sometimes the solution may not be obvious.

Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are trying to find short cuts to do things.


Physical Physical
Stepping through a door symbolizes a new endeavor, or moving from one phase of life to another. A closed door is an unavailable opportunity, or you must exert effort to open it. A choice of many doors shows a juncture at which a choice must be made. Revolving doors suggest you’re moving in circles, going nowhere.
Emotional Emotional
If doors are locked or obstructed, you are making life difficult for yourself through resistance, or there are repressed, hidden emotions you’re avoiding. You need to find the key that allows entry without force. If you can’t find the door out of someplace, you’re feeling trapped by life circumstances. A door slammed in your face represents opportunities that are denied you, possibly because you feel unwanted.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are bridging two states of awareness. A small door symbolizes the desire for inner exploration and self-discovery.
« Back to Dreams Dictionary

1 Definition
  1. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Using the back door instead of the front door in your dream is an indication that some important changes are on the way for you. If it was friends who used your back door, be extremely careful in considering any new ventures. If you dreamed that burglars or strangers were trying to break in your back door, it is the contrariest dream of all; look for a windfall of money!

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dream Dictionary
Enable registration in settings - general