1. Direction, or direction in life. 2. Indicator of life or death (as in gladiator games). 3. Mobility. Also, click to see other meanings of this dream.Thumb Referring to a particular situation, thumbs up is positive; thumbs down is negativeThumb 1. Dexterity, ability to “handle” things. 2. Success (large thumb). 3. Dependence on others for mobility (as in “hitching a ride”). 4. Direction in life.