phantasy

noun phan·ta·sy

less common spelling of

  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 tracery>b :  a chimerical or fantastic notion <His plans are pure fantasy.>c :  fantasia 1 <the organ fantasy of Johannes Brahms>d :  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)


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phantasy

phan·ta·sy

Medical Definition of phantasy

variant of fantasy


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