from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A visionary; a dreamer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose mind is full of fantastic notions; a person of fantastic ideas, manners, or mode of expression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One whose manners or ideas are fantastic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete One whose manners or ideas are fantastic and fanciful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who predicts the future


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, from Medieval Latin phantasta, from Greek phantastēs, boaster, from phantasiā, imagination; see fantasy.]


  • My local library had a brainwave eariler this year and aboloished its scifi/fantast section (that was a real treasure trove) merging all the genres back into 'general fiction', it was a bloody nightmare as rather than browsing sf/fantasy to find new and interesting books I just tended to find myself looking for books I already wanted to read.

    International Science Fiction Reshelving Day -- Good Idea or Bad Idea?

  • December 31, 2008 12: 14 AM fantast said ... wow great list, started a log too.

    Book Reviewer Link Meme

  • Ashlee had her dark fantast wedding, Joe, as usual, got his way and Pete scored some major points with his new father-in-law, the tabby spy says.

    Pete Wentz Ashlee Simpson Wedding Photos People Magazine May 2008

  • In a series of afterhours speeches, Rep. Robert Dornan of California, a fantast of the far right, spun this into a picture of Clinton as a real-life Manchurian Candidate-a man who had prepped for polities under the KGB.


  • I love fantast, but so much of it is the same story redone.

    HH Com 190

  • Especially after LOTR movie came out, fantast combat is way more familliar with mainstream population.

    Towards a Casual RPG

  • Instead, I've been working on "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town," another book, this one an urban fantast/magic-realist thing about community wireless networking.

    Boing Boing: June 1, 2003 - June 7, 2003 Archives

  • One should not reproach the theorist who undertakes such a task by calling him a fantast; instead, one must allow him his fantasizing, since for him there is no other way to his goal whatsoever.

    Einstein's Philosophy of Science

  • It was easy to understand why no explorer had brought back pictures, why the only record of this place should be in a book by a known fantast, why sights such as these were incredible-until witnessed.

    The Dreamthief's Daughter

  • Somewhat too little of a fantast, this Vates of ours!

    Paras. 25-49


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  • A visionary; a dreamer.

    September 22, 2009

  • She was brilliant, funny, a wickedly talented imitator; she was impulsive, ingenuous, feckless, but she was also a fantast, a hysteric, and a leech, always sucking more and more money from everyone around her.
    Oliver Sacks, On the Move (New York: Knopf, 2015) (describing his cousin Carmel)

    December 26, 2015