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 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)


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phantasy

phan·ta·sy

Medical Definition of phantasy

variant of fantasy



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