Fantasy



[fan-tuh-see, -zee] /ˈfæn tə si, -zi/

noun, plural fantasies.
1.
imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.
2.
the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3.
a mental image, especially when unreal or ; vision:
a nightmare fantasy.
4.
Psychology. an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream.
5.
a hallucination.
6.
a supposition based on no solid foundation; visionary idea; illusion:
dreams of Utopias and similar fantasies.
7.
caprice; whim.
8.
an ingenious or fanciful thought, design, or invention.
9.
Also, fantasia. Literature. an imaginative or fanciful work, especially one dealing with supernatural or unnatural events or characters:
The stories of Poe are fantasies of horror.
10.
Music. (def 1).
verb (used with or without object), fantasied, fantasying.
11.
to form mental images; imagine; .
12.
Rare. to write or play .
/ˈfæntəsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.

2.
a creation of the imagination, esp a weird or bizarre one
3.
(psychol)

4.
a whimsical or far-fetched notion
5.
an illusion, hallucination, or phantom
6.
a highly elaborate imaginative design or creation
7.
(music) another word for fantasia, fancy (sense 13) (rarely) development (sense 5)
8.

9.
(modifier) of or relating to a competition, often in a newspaper, in which a participant selects players for an imaginary ideal team, and points are awarded according to the actual performances of the chosen players: fantasy football
verb -sies, -sying, -sied
10.
a less common word for fantasize
n.

early 14c., “illusory appearance,” from Old French fantaisie (14c.) “vision, imagination,” from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia “appearance, image, perception, imagination,” from phantazesthai “picture to oneself,” from phantos “visible,” from phainesthai “appear,” in late Greek “to imagine, have visions,” related to phaos, phos “light,” phainein “to show, to bring to light” (see phantasm). Sense of “whimsical notion, illusion” is pre-1400, followed by that of “imagination,” which is first attested 1530s. Sense of “day-dream based on desires” is from 1926.

fantasy fan·ta·sy (fān’tə-sē, -zē)
n.
Imagery that is more or less coherent, as in dreams and daydreams, yet unrestricted by reality. Also called phantasia.

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