imagination unrestricted by reality
"a schoolgirl fantasy"
fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
"she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"
illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(verb)
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
fantasy, fantasize, fantasise(verb)
indulge in fantasies
"he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
That which comes from one's imagination
The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology.
The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
To fantasize (about)
Origin: From fantasie, from phantasia, from φαντασία, from φαντάζω, from φαίνω, from the same root as ϕῶς.
fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor
to have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy
Origin: [See Fancy.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Phantasy, fan′ta-si, n. fancy: imagination: mental image: love: whim, caprice.—v.t. to fancy, conceive mentally.—adj. Fan′tasied, filled with fancies.—n. Fan′tasm (same as Phantasm).—adj. Fan′tasque, fantastic.—ns. Fan′tast, a person of fantastic ideas; Fantas′tic, one who is fantastical.—adjs. Fantas′tic, -al, fanciful: not real: capricious: whimsical: wild.—adv. Fantas′tically.—n. Fantas′ticalness.—v.t. and v.i. Fantas′ticate.—ns. Fantas′ticism; Fantas′tico (Shak.), a fantastic. [O. Fr.,—Low L. phantasticus—Gr. phantastikos, phantazein, to make visible. Fancy is a doublet.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Fantasy' in Nouns Frequency: #1949
The numerical value of Fantasy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Fantasy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
It looks almost like a fantasy landscape – there’s a feel to it that convinces yourself that you are looking at something that is living under a microscope.
There is this disconnect between the reality of saving water and the fantasy that we don't have to, but frankly, that's the job of Las Vegas, is to feed our fantasy, isn't it ?
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Translations for Fantasy
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- въображение, фентази, фантазияBulgarian
- fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
- Fantasy, FantasieGerman
- φαντασία, λογοτεχνία του φανταστικούGreek
- haaveilu, fantasiakirjallisuus, fantasiaFinnish
- fantaisie, fantasy, fantasmeFrench
- 空想, ファンタジー, 幻想Japanese
- somnium, phantasiaLatin
- fantasie, fantasyDutch
- воображение, фантастика, фантазия, фэнтезиRussian
- fantasy, fantasiSwedish
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