noun, plural fan·ta·sies.
verb (used with or without object), fan·ta·sied, fan·ta·sy·ing.
Origin of fantasy
Examples from the Web for fantasy
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That fantasy, however, is still heavily regimented by all sorts of norms.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, sci-fi and fantasy that is actually motivated by the issues surrounding women is a rarity.
Read too strictly, this would exclude highly inventive works of science fiction and fantasy because they lack realism.
My fantasy unravels when she opens the robe, revealing a sling around her broken arm.
We indulge them in all their caprices, until we are enabled to decide with certainty, on the fantasy the brain has conjured up.A Love Story|A Bushman
This time he was weaving no fantasy round a whiff of violets.The Late Tenant|Louis Tracy
In a flash Clarence had wrought a feasible plan out of Jim's fantasy.Susy, A Story of the Plains|Bret Harte
Of course, it sounded like a fantasy, and if I had been in Goil's place, I would have thought it so.Jack of No Trades|Charles Cottrell
Suppose it should be, after all, a fantasy of his fever that pictured so vividly an enemy behind.Nan of Music Mountain|Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for fantasy
noun plural -sies
- imagination unrestricted by reality
- (as modifier)a fantasy world
- a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality
- the activity of forming such images
- literature having a large fantasy content
- a prose or dramatic composition of this type
verb -sies, -sying or -sied
Word Origin for fantasy
Word Origin and History for fantasy
early 14c., "illusory appearance," from Old French fantaisie (14c.) "vision, imagination," from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia "appearance, image, perception, imagination," from phantazesthai "picture to oneself," from phantos "visible," from phainesthai "appear," in late Greek "to imagine, have visions," related to phaos, phos "light," phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm). Sense of "whimsical notion, illusion" is pre-1400, followed by that of "imagination," which is first attested 1530s. Sense of "day-dream based on desires" is from 1926.