What does fantasy mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fantasy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fantasy, phantasynoun

    imagination unrestricted by reality

    "a schoolgirl fantasy"

  2. fantasy, phantasynoun

    fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

    "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"

  3. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancyverb

    something many people believe that is false

    "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

  4. fantasy, fantasize, fantasiseverb

    indulge in fantasies

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

Wiktionary

  1. fantasynoun

    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. fantasynoun

    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. fantasynoun

    The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

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

  4. fantasyverb

    To fantasize (about)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fantasynoun

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

    Etymology: [See Fancy.]

  2. Fantasynoun

    fantastic designs

    Etymology: [See Fancy.]

  3. Fantasyverb

    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. Lyle Mitchell:

    On June 5, 2015, Inmate Matt told me it was the day he and Inmate Sweat were breaking out of the facility. I know I had agreed to help them escape and run away with them, but I panicked and couldn't follow through with the rest of the plan. I really do love my husband and he's the reason I didn't meet Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat, i didn't want anything to happen to Lyle and I couldn't imagine being without him. I believe I helped Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat escape because I was caught up in the fantasy. I enjoyed the attention, the feeling both of them gave me, and the thought of a different life.

  2. RJ Intindola:

    Be careful not to fall in love with the fantasy you imagined instead of what’s standing before you.

  3. Nicole Amesbury:

    Participate in fantasy. Be curious!

  4. Emma Johnson:

    The notion of the stay-at-home is a fantasy in the collective minds of Americans.

  5. Mark DiMassimo:

    It pushes the sexiness, the weirdness, the fantasy element, which is just so culturally right for the moment when people are stuck at home together without a lot of diversion.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. abrupt
    • B. transparent
    • C. aligned
    • D. cosmopolitan

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