What does fantasy mean?

Definitions for fantasy
ˈfæn tə si, -zifan·ta·sy

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. fantasy(Noun)

    That which comes from one's imagination

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

  2. fantasy(Noun)

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

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

  3. fantasy(Noun)

    The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

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

  4. fantasy(Verb)

    To fantasize (about)

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [See Fancy.]

  2. Fantasy(noun)

    fantastic designs

    Etymology: [See Fancy.]

  3. Fantasy(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fantasy

    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

  1. Fantasy

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

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fantasy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fantasy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fantasy in a Sentence

  1. Marilyn Monroe:

    I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

  2. Dan Madsen:

    It can be sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, you name it, anything that is celebrated here at San Diego Comic-Con can be turned into a Geek Couture outfit.

  3. Judith Curry:

    The strategy for only using renewables in the near term is a fantasy.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    No matter what it is called. No matter how it is imagined. Fancy labels and fantasy are based in thought. Thought is based in human consciousness. Human consciousness is not spiritual consciousness. Fantasy is not reality. We cannot wake up to who and what we truly are while remaining in the dream. There is a simple approach based in reality that works well. Awareness

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    All of that may be fantasy to the ruling class and the big money interests in this country. I don't think that's fantasy to the working people in this country who have worked longer hours for lower wages, who are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics, every proposal that we have brought forward, we've paid for ... Maybe the drug companies don't like it and the insurance companies don't like it. I think the American people do like it.

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