noun, plural phan·ta·sies.
noun, plural fan·ta·sies.
verb (used with or without object), fan·ta·sied, fan·ta·sy·ing.
Origin of fantasy
Synonyms for fantasy
Related Words for phantasyfantasy, meditation, contemplation, trance, reverie, abstraction, absorption, study, muse, thought, detachment, musing, dreaming, inattention, trip, preoccupation, woolgathering, phantasy, pensiveness, dreaminess
Examples from the Web for phantasy
Historical Examples of phantasy
He knew it was but a phantasy, but no phantasy was ever more horrible.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
The imagination, or phantasy, takes them to the rational soul.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Beauty is no phantasy, it has the everlasting meaning of reality.Creative Unity
The phantasy of it could only be expressed by some huge ceremonial hoax.Utopia of Usurers and other Essays
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Or was it some phantasy that Manitou had sent to bewilder him?The Riflemen of the Ohio
Joseph A. Altsheler
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.