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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