Alternative forms Edit
Old French fantasie ( “ fantasy ” ), from Latin phantasia ( “ imagination ” ), from Ancient Greek φαντασία ( phantasía, “ apparition ” ), from φαντάζω ( phantázō, “ to show at the eye or the mind ” ), from φαίνω ( phaínō, “ to show in light ” ), from the same root as φῶς ( phôs, “ light ” ); [presented by Liddle & Scott] as Ancient Greek *φα ( *pha, “ to shine ” ).
( UK ) IPA (: key) /ˈfæntəsi/, /ˈfæntəzi/
( US ) IPA (: key) /ˈfæntəsi/, [ˈfæntɪ̈si], [ˈfæɾ̃ɪ̈si]
fantasy ( , countable and uncountable plural ) fantasies That which comes from one's
Is not this something more than
fantasy ? Milton
fantasies begin to throng into my memory.
( literature ) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc. A
fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.
( slang ) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.
Related terms Edit
Derived terms Edit
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Translations to be checked
fantasy ( third-person singular simple present , fantasies present participle , fantasying simple past and past participle ) fantasied
( literary , psychoanalysis ) To fantasize (about).
2013, Mark J. Blechner, Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV
Perhaps I would be able to help him recapture the well-being and emotional closeness he
fantasied his brother had experienced with his parents prior to his birth.
( obsolete ) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Cavendish to this entry?) Robynson (More's Utopia)
Which he doth most
( literature ) fantasy ( literary genre )