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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 (such 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 (such 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


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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


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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

First Known Use of fantasy

1984



FANTASY Defined for English Language Learners

fantasy

play
noun

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


2

fantasy

verb fan·ta·sy
variants: also

phantasy

Medical Definition of fantasy

fantasied

;

fantasying



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