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fantasy

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noun fan·ta·sy \ˈfan-tə-sē, -zē\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of fantasy

plural

fantasies

  1. 1 obsolete :  hallucination

  2. 2 :  fancy; especially :  the free play of creative imagination

  3. 3 :  a creation of the imaginative faculty whether expressed or merely conceived: such asa :  a fanciful design or invention a fantasy of delicate traceryb :  a chimerical or fantastic notion His plans are pure fantasy.c :  fantasia 1 the organ fantasy of Johannes Brahmsd :  imaginative fiction featuring especially strange settings and grotesque characters spent the summer reading fantasy —called also fantasy fiction

  4. 4 :  caprice served to fulfill the king's fantasies

  5. 5 :  the power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need an object of fantasy; also :  a mental image or a series of mental images (as a daydream) so created sexual fantasies

  6. 6 often attributive :  a coin usually not intended for circulation as currency and often issued by a dubious authority (as a government-in-exile)

Examples of fantasy in a sentence

  1. His plans are pure fantasy.

  2. He can hardly tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

  3. His plans are just fantasies.

  4. Her fantasy is to be a film star.

  5. His plans are the product of pure fantasy.

  6. I spent my summer reading fantasies.

Origin and Etymology of fantasy

Middle English fantasie — more at fancy


First Known Use: 14th century


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fantasy

verb fan·ta·sy

Definition of fantasy

fantasied

;

fantasying

Examples of fantasy in a sentence

  1. she regularly fantasies sexual encounters that she knows will never happen

Origin and Etymology of fantasy

see 1fantasy


First Known Use: 15th century


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fantasy

adjective fan·ta·sy

Definition of fantasy

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a game in which participants create and manage imaginary teams consisting of players from a particular sport and scoring is based on the statistical performances of the actual players fantasy football

1984

First Known Use of fantasy

1984



FANTASY Defined for English Language Learners

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fantasy

play
noun fan·ta·sy \ˈfan-tə-sē, -zē\

Definition of fantasy for English Language Learners

  • : something that is produced by the imagination : an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality

  • : the act of imagining something

  • : a book, movie, etc., that tells a story about things that happen in an imaginary world


FANTASY Defined for Kids

fantasy

noun fan·ta·sy \ˈfan-tə-sē, -zē\

Definition of fantasy for Students

plural

fantasies

  1. 1 :  imagination 1 The plan was a product of pure fantasy.

  2. 2 :  something produced by the imagination His fantasy is to win a million dollars.


Medical Dictionary

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fantasy

noun fan·ta·sy
variants: also

phantasy

\ˈfant-ə-sē, -zē\play play

Medical Definition of fantasy

plural

fantasies

  1. :  the power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need an object of fantasy; also :  a mental image or a series of mental images (as a daydream) so created sexual fantasies of adolescence


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fantasy

verb fan·ta·sy
variants: also

phantasy

Medical Definition of fantasy

fantasied

;

fantasying



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