fantasy

[ fan-tuh-see, -zee ]
/ ˈfæn tə si, -zi /

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

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

SYNONYMS 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 baseball

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
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Medical definitions for fantasy baseball

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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