Definitions for Fantasyˈfæn tə si, -zi
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Fantasy
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
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
An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Fantasy' in Nouns Frequency: #1949
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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