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fan·ta·sy

 (făn′tə-sē, -zē)
n. pl. fan·ta·sies
1. The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.
2. Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.
3. A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit.
4.
a. A genre of fiction or other artistic work characterized by fanciful or supernatural elements.
b. A work of this genre.
5. An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.
6. An unrealistic or improbable supposition.
7. Music See fantasia.
8. A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.
9. Obsolete A hallucination.
adj.
Relating to or being a game in which participants act as owners of imaginary sports teams whose personnel consists of actual players selected from a professional sports league and team performance is determined by the combined statistics of the players.
tr.v. fan·ta·sied, fan·ta·sy·ing, fan·ta·sies
To imagine; visualize.

[Middle English fantasie, fantsy, from Old French fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasiā, appearance, imagination, from phantazesthai, to appear, from phantos, visible, from phainesthai, phan-, to appear, passive of phainein, to show; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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fantasy

(ˈfæntəsɪ) or

phantasy

n, pl -sies
1.
a. imagination unrestricted by reality
b. (as modifier): a fantasy world.
2. a creation of the imagination, esp a weird or bizarre one
3. (Psychology) psychol
a. a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality
b. the activity of forming such images
4. a whimsical or far-fetched notion
5. an illusion, hallucination, or phantom
6. a highly elaborate imaginative design or creation
7. (Classical Music) music another word for fantasia, fancy13, development5
8. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. literature having a large fantasy content
b. a prose or dramatic composition of this type
9. (modifier) of or relating to a competition, often in a newspaper, in which a participant selects players for an imaginary ideal team, and points are awarded according to the actual performances of the chosen players: fantasy football.
vb, -sies, -sying or -sied
a less common word for fantasize
[C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible]
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fan•ta•sy

or phan•ta•sy

(ˈfæn tə si, -zi)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. imagination, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. the forming of mental images, esp. wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3. the succession of mental images thus formed.
4. an imagined or conjured up sequence of events, esp. one provoked by an unfulfilled psychological need.
5. an abnormal or bizarre sequence of mental images, as a hallucination.
6. a supposition based on no solid foundation; illusion.
7. caprice; whim.
8. an imaginative or fanciful creation; intricate, elaborate, or whimiscal design.
9. a form of fiction based on imaginative or fanciful characters and premises.
v.i.
11. to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.
12. to write or play fantasias.
v.t.
13. to form mental images of; create in the mind.
[1275–1325; Middle English: imaginative faculty < Latin phantasia < Greek phantasía idea, notion]
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fantasy


Past participle: fantasied
Gerund: fantasying

Imperative
fantasy
fantasy
Present
I fantasy
you fantasy
he/she/it fantasies
we fantasy
you fantasy
they fantasy
Preterite
I fantasied
you fantasied
he/she/it fantasied
we fantasied
you fantasied
they fantasied
Present Continuous
I am fantasying
you are fantasying
he/she/it is fantasying
we are fantasying
you are fantasying
they are fantasying
Present Perfect
I have fantasied
you have fantasied
he/she/it has fantasied
we have fantasied
you have fantasied
they have fantasied
Past Continuous
I was fantasying
you were fantasying
he/she/it was fantasying
we were fantasying
you were fantasying
they were fantasying
Past Perfect
I had fantasied
you had fantasied
he/she/it had fantasied
we had fantasied
you had fantasied
they had fantasied
Future
I will fantasy
you will fantasy
he/she/it will fantasy
we will fantasy
you will fantasy
they will fantasy
Future Perfect
I will have fantasied
you will have fantasied
he/she/it will have fantasied
we will have fantasied
you will have fantasied
they will have fantasied
Future Continuous
I will be fantasying
you will be fantasying
he/she/it will be fantasying
we will be fantasying
you will be fantasying
they will be fantasying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fantasying
you have been fantasying
he/she/it has been fantasying
we have been fantasying
you have been fantasying
they have been fantasying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fantasying
you will have been fantasying
he/she/it will have been fantasying
we will have been fantasying
you will have been fantasying
they will have been fantasying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fantasying
you had been fantasying
he/she/it had been fantasying
we had been fantasying
you had been fantasying
they had been fantasying
Conditional
I would fantasy
you would fantasy
he/she/it would fantasy
we would fantasy
you would fantasy
they would fantasy
Past Conditional
I would have fantasied
you would have fantasied
he/she/it would have fantasied
we would have fantasied
you would have fantasied
they would have fantasied
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

fantasy

A story involving things or happenings not known in real life.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fantasy - imagination unrestricted by realityfantasy - imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy"
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
pipe dream, dream - a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"
fantasy life, phantasy life - an imaginary life lived in a fantasy world
fairyland, fantasy world, phantasy world - something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)
2.fantasy - fiction with a large amount of imagination in it; "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"
fiction - a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
science fiction - literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
3.fantasy - something many people believe that is falsefantasy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
misconception - an incorrect conception
bubble - an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp - an illusion that misleads
wishful thinking - the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
Verb1.fantasy - indulge in fantasiesfantasy - indulge in fantasies; "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

fantasy

phantasy (Archaic)
noun
1. daydream, dream, wish, fancy, delusion, reverie, flight of fancy, pipe dream Everyone's had a fantasy about winning the lottery
2. fairy tale, story, romance, fairy story, folk tale The film is more a fantasy than a horror story. imagination, fancy, invention, creativity, originality a world of imagination and fantasy
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

fantasy

also phantasy
noun
1. The power of the mind to form images:
2. Any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea:
3. A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire:
4. An illusory mental image:
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Translations
خَيال، تَوَهُّم
fantaziepředstava
fantasifantasi-
FantasieFantasy
fantaisiefantasymédiéval-fantastique
fantázia
draumórar; ímyndun, hugarburîur
fantazijaneįtikėtinaineįtikėtinas
fantāzijafantāzijas-
sanjarija

fantasy

[ˈfæntəzɪ] N
1. (= imagination) → fantasía f
to live in a fantasy world or in fantasy landvivir en un mundo de ensueño
2. (= fanciful idea, wish) → fantasía f, sueño m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fantasy

[ˈfæntəsi]
n
(= dream) → fantasme m
(= imaginary work) (film, story)fantaisie f
(= opposite of reality) → imagination f
modif
(= dream, ideal) [holiday] → de rêve
(= fantastical) [film, novel] → fantastique
to live in a fantasy world → vivre dans un monde imaginairefantasy football njeu m de l'entraîneur jeu dans lequel chaque participant constitue son équipe de football idéale avec des joueurs existants, les points étant marqués en fonction des performances réelles des joueurs choisis au cours de la saison
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fantasy

n
(= imagination)Fantasie f, → Phantasie f
(= illusion)Fantasie f, → Hirngespinst nt (pej); that’s pure fantasy or a fantasydas ist reine Fantasie or bloß ein Hirngespinst
(Mus, Liter) → Fantasie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fantasy

[ˈfæntəsɪ] n (imagination) → fantasia, immaginazione f; (fanciful idea, wish) → sogno, idea fantastica, chimera
in a world of fantasy → in un mondo fantastico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fantasy

(ˈfӕntəsi) plural ˈfantasies noun
an imaginary (especially not realistic) scene, story etc. He was always having fantasies about becoming rich and famous; (also adjective) He lived in a fantasy world.
fantastic (fӕnˈtӕstik) adjective
1. unbelievable and like a fantasy. She told me some fantastic story about her father being a Grand Duke!
2. wonderful; very good. You look fantastic!
fanˈtastically adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

fan·ta·sy

n. fantasía, uso de la imaginación para transformar una realidad desagradable en una experiencia satisfactoria.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fantasy

n (pl -sies) fantasía
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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