To dream of being in a laboratory, denotes great energies wasted in unfruitful enterprises when you might succeed in some more practical business.
If you think yourself an alchemist, and try to discover a process to turn other things into gold, you will entertain far-reaching and interesting projects, but you will fail to reach the apex of your ambition. Wealth will prove a myth, and the woman you love will hold a false position towards you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of hearing the lonely sighing of the sea, foretells that you will be fated to spend a weary and unfruitful life devoid of love and comradeship. Dreams of the sea, prognosticate unfulfilled anticipations, while pleasures of a material form are enjoyed, there is an inward craving for pleasure that flesh cannot requite.
For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- In dreams, winter can represent a time in our lives which is unfruitful. It can also represent old age, a time when our energy is running down.
2- At a period in our lives when we are emotionally cold, images associated with winter - such as ice and snow (see Ice and Snow) can highlight the appropriateness, or otherwise, of the wav we feel. In clairvoyance, the seasons can also indicate a time of year when something may happen.
3- Within the cycle of nature, winter can represent a time of lying fallow before rebirth; hence winter can mean death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary