from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy. See Synonyms at imagination.
- n. Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.
- n. A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit.
- n. Fiction characterized by highly fanciful or supernatural elements.
- n. An example of such fiction.
- n. An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.
- n. An unrealistic or improbable supposition.
- n. Music See fantasia.
- n. A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.
- n. Obsolete A hallucination.
- transitive v. To imagine; visualize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which comes from one's imagination
- n. The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology.
- n. The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
- v. To fantasize (about)
- v. To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.
- n. Fantastic designs.
- transitive v. To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fancy.
- n. Irregular or erratic fancy in thought or action; unrestrained imagination; whim; caprice; vagary.
- n. The forming of unreal, chimerical, or grotesque images in the mind; a mingling of incongruous or unfounded ideas or notions; disordered or distorted fancy; fantastic imagination.
- n. A product or result of the power of fantasy; a fantastic image or thought; a disordered or distorted fancy; a phantasm.
- n. In music, same as fantasia.
- To fancy; have a liking for.
- To form or conceive fancifully or fantastically; form a mental picture of; imagine.
- In music, to compose or perform in the manner of a fantasia.
- In music, to play fantasias.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
- n. imagination unrestricted by reality
- n. something many people believe that is false
- v. indulge in fantasies
Middle English fantasie, fantsy, from Old French fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasiā, appearance, imagination, from phantazesthai, to appear, from phantos, visible, from phainesthai, to appear; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French fantasie ("fantasy"), from Latin phantasia ("imagination"), from Ancient Greek φαντασία (phantasia, "apparition"), from φαντάζω (phantazō, "to show at the eye or the mind"), from φαίνω (phainō, "to show in light"), from the same root as ϕῶς (phôs, "light"). (Wiktionary)