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fantasy

[ fan-tuh-see, -zee ]
/ ˈfæn tə si, -zi /
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noun, plural fan·ta·sies.
adjective
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·ta·sied, fan·ta·sy·ing.
to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.
Rare. to write or play fantasias.
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Sometimes phan·ta·sy .

Origin of fantasy

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English fantasie “imaginative faculty, mental image” (from Anglo-French, Old French ), from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasía “an idea, notion, image,” literally, “a making visible, display”; see fantastic, -y3

synonym study for fantasy

1. See fancy.

OTHER WORDS FROM fantasy

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

fantasy

phantasy

/ (ˈfæntəsɪ) /

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for fantasy

fantasy
[ făntə-sē, -zē ]

n.
Imagery that is more or less coherent, as in dreams and daydreams, yet unrestricted by reality.phantasia
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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