If you had a dream about being delayed, it suggests you will have to wait for something. Another interpretation is that the dream tries to tell you that you will not achieve a particular objective. This dream may also be a metaphor for a circumstance in which you are waiting for someone to assist you, support you, or forgive you.
Nightmares about Delay
If you have a dream in which you are held up, it is a sign that you are encountering obstacles that are impossible to overcome on the path to achieving your objectives and that it will be some time before your hopes and dreams come true. This dream can also mean that you are falling behind on the work front or that the person you love is still a ways off. You should not let these disappointments discourage you; rather, you should continue pushing resolutely toward your goals, and you will be successful.
If you dream that you are running late, it is a sign that you have not been successful in achieving a significant objective. Or, this dream is trying to tell you that you are allowing yourself to become sidetracked from the path that leads to your objective.
Having nightmares of missing something important because of a holdup
A dream in which you miss your bus due to a delay indicates that you will need to deal with an emergency. Or, perhaps, this dream is trying to tell you that you will soon be handed a duty that you are not quite ready to accept. Check out the bus's significance in dreams as well.
If you have a dream in which you are running late and miss your train, it is a sign that you are being disciplined for an extremely serious error. It's possible that you're wasting money or throwing away valuables. Alternatively, the dream may tell you that you will have no choice but to give up something important. See also what the symbol of the train means in dreams.
If you have a dream in which you are running late for your flight, it is a sign that something important to you will soon be leaving your life. You may need to take a good hard look at your relationships and make tough decisions about who and what matters most to you. You will need to evaluate the order in which you place things. You might also want to take a look at your goals. See also the analysis of what it means to dream about being late for a flight (plane)
If you have a dream in which you are late for something and miss it, it is a metaphor that you have passed up an opportunity or are stuck in a certain portion of your life. You have the impression that factors outside of your control have slowed down your advancement, but you still can do something to improve your prospects of success. Make an effort to keep your attention on your goals.
It is a sign that you are overbooked if you have a dream in which you are running late for a meeting or other event. Alternatively, it may signify that you have significant work to complete.
Dreams in which we are waiting for something or someone
If you have a dream in which you are late for the bus, it is a warning that something in your waking life is not going as planned. You need to take a step back and rethink your strategy to accomplish all that you have set out to do. Check out the bus's significance in dreams as well.
If you dream about a train running late, it could imply that you have been too patiently waiting for something to come your way or that you are on the verge of losing something significant. It is important to pay attention to whether or not you are still progressing in the direction that will allow you to achieve your goals. See also what the symbol of the train means in dreams.
A delayed trip in your dream is a metaphor for anything in your waking life that you are still waiting for, and still missing, such as a purpose, trust, closeness, or even your identity. Check out also what it means to dream of an airplane or flying.
A dream in which you are kept waiting and feel aggravated is a metaphor for the fact that you are annoyed with yourself for being unable to advance more quickly toward your objectives. You are making rapid progress toward accomplishing your objective. Or you are pressed for time because you need to get somewhere or complete something quickly.
It is a sign that you are being held responsible for something that was not in your plans if you have a dream in which you are kept waiting and then reprimanded.
A dream in which you are restrained and later reprimanded suggests that you are engaging in behavior that you do not approve of or that goes against your desires. It's also possible that you're dealing with someone who doesn't want to hear what you say.