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fantasy

[ fan-tuh-see, -zee ]
/ 藞f忙n t蓹 si, -zi /
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noun, plural fan路ta路sies.
adjective
noting or relating to a genre of fiction involving magical, folkloric, or mythical elements: All his favorite fantasy novels are about elves.
noting or relating to any of various games or leagues in which fans assemble players of a professional sport into imaginary teams, and points are scored based on the performance of these players in real games: fantasy football; fantasy sports.
verb (used with or without object), fan路ta路sied, fan路ta路sy路ing.
to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.
Rare. to write or play fantasias.
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Origin of fantasy

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English fantasie 鈥渋maginative faculty, mental image鈥 (from Anglo-French, Old French ), from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantas铆a 鈥渁n idea, notion, image,鈥 literally, 鈥渁 making visible, display鈥; see fantastic, -y3

synonym study for fantasy

1. See fancy.

OTHER WORDS FROM fantasy

non路fan路ta路sy, noun, plural non路fan路ta路sies.
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British Dictionary definitions for fantasy

fantasy

phantasy

/ (藞f忙nt蓹s瑟) /

noun plural -sies
verb -sies, -sying or -sied
a less common word for fantasize

Word Origin for fantasy

C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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