Definitions for Fantasyˈfæn tə si, -zi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fan•ta•syˈfæn tə si, -zi(n.)(pl.)-sies

or phan•ta•sy

  1. (n.)imagination, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained.

  2. the forming of mental images, esp. wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.

  3. the succession of mental images thus formed.

    Category: Psychology

  4. an imagined or conjured up sequence of events, esp. one provoked by an unfulfilled psychological need.

    Category: Psychology

  5. an abnormal or bizarre sequence of mental images, as a hallucination.

    Category: Psychiatry

  6. a supposition based on no solid foundation; illusion.

  7. caprice; whim.

  8. an imaginative or fanciful creation; intricate, elaborate, or whimiscal design.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. a form of fiction based on imaginative or fanciful characters and premises.

    Category: Literature

  10. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: fantasia (def. 1). 1

  11. (v.i.)to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.

  12. to write or play fantasias.

    Category: Status (usage)

  13. (v.t.)to form mental images of; create in the mind.

Origin of fantasy:

1275–1325; ME: imaginative faculty < L phantasia < Gk phantasía idea, notion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fantasy, phantasy(noun)

    imagination unrestricted by reality

    "a schoolgirl fantasy"

  2. fantasy, phantasy(noun)

    fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

    "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"

  3. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(verb)

    something many people believe that is false

    "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

  4. fantasy, fantasize, fantasise(verb)

    indulge in fantasies

    "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fantasy(noun)ˈfæn tə si, -zi

    an imagined situation that is unlikely to occur, or the act of imagining such situations

    sexual fantasies; my fantasy about becoming a rock star; Fantasy is important in children's lives.

Wiktionary

  1. fantasy(Noun)

    That which comes from one's imagination

  2. fantasy(Noun)

    The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology.

  3. fantasy(Noun)

    The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

  4. fantasy(Verb)

    To fantasize (about)

  5. Origin: From fantasie, from phantasia, from φαντασία, from φαντάζω, from φαίνω, from the same root as ϕῶς.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fantasy(noun)

    fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor

  2. Fantasy(noun)

    fantastic designs

  3. Fantasy(verb)

    to have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy

Freebase

  1. Fantasy

    Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today. Fantasy is a vibrant area of academic study in a number of disciplines. Work in this area ranges widely, from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov, which emphasizes the fantastic as a liminal space, to work on the connections between medievalism and popular culture.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fantasy

    An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Fantasy' in Nouns Frequency: #1949


Translations for Fantasy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fantasy(noun)

an imaginary (especially not realistic) scene, story etc

He was always having fantasies about becoming rich and famous; (also adjective) He lived in a fantasy world.

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