phantasy

noun phan·ta·sy

Less common spelling of

1 obsolete :hallucination
2 :fancy; especially :the free play of creative imagination
3 :a creation of the imaginative faculty whether expressed or merely conceived: such as
a :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 :caprice
  • served to fulfill the king's fantasies
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 often attributive :a coin usually not intended for circulation as currency and often issued by a dubious authority (such as a government-in-exile)


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