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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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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
1. See fancy.
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
C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible
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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
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