noun, plural phan·ta·sies.
- phantom circuit,
- phantom corpuscle,
- phantom limb,
- phantom limb pain
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 phantasy
The phantasy of it could only be expressed by some huge ceremonial hoax.Utopia of Usurers and other Essays|Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I then said to him, "Do you not see that you are insane from the phantasy of super-eminence?"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
The scene of the vulture is not a memory of Leonardo, but a phantasy which he formed later, and transferred into his childhood.Leonardo da Vinci|Sigmund Freud
One knows that it is a phantasy, that one is not seeing but thinking the thing.
It is the slight regard for reality, the neglect to keep fact distinct from phantasy.
noun plural -sies
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
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.