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fantasy

  
, phantasy  
      n   pl   , -sies  
1   
a    imagination unrestricted by reality  
b    (as modifier)  
a fantasy world     
2    a creation of the imagination, esp. a weird or bizarre one  
3      (Psychol)  
a    a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality  
b    the activity of forming such images  
4    a whimsical or far-fetched notion  
5    an illusion, hallucination, or phantom  
6    a highly elaborate imaginative design or creation  
7      (Music)      another word for       fantasia   1       2       fancy       13     (rarely)       development       5  
8   
a    literature having a large fantasy content  
b    a prose or dramatic composition of this type  
      vb   , -sies, -sying, -sied  
9       a less common word for       fantasize  
     (C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible)  
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fancy  
      adj   , -cier, -ciest  
1    not plain; ornamented or decorative  
a fancy cake, fancy clothes     
2    requiring skill to perform; intricate  
a fancy dance routine     
3    arising in the imagination; capricious or illusory  
4    (often used ironically) superior in quality or impressive  
a fancy course in business administration     
5    higher than expected  
fancy prices     
6    (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities  
      n   pl   , -cies  
7    a sudden capricious idea; whim  
8    a sudden or irrational liking for a person or thing  
9    the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp. in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination  
   See       imagination       4  
10    an idea or thing produced by this  
11    a mental image  
12    taste or judgment, as in art of dress  
13      (Also called)    fantasy, fantasia            (Music)   a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries  
14    the fancy  
Archaic   those who follow a particular sport, esp. prize fighting  
      vb   , -cies, -cying, -cied   tr  
15    to picture in the imagination  
16    to suppose; imagine  
I fancy it will rain     
17    often used with a negative   to like  
I don't fancy your chances!     
18    reflexive   to have a high or ill-founded opinion of oneself  
he fancied himself as a doctor     
19    Informal   to have a wish for; desire  
she fancied some chocolate     
20      (Brit)  
informal   to be physically attracted to (another person)  
21    to breed (animals) for particular characteristics  
      interj  
22      (Also)    fancy that!   an exclamation of surprise or disbelief  
     (C15 fantsy, shortened from fantasie; see fantasy)  
  fancily      adv  
  fanciness      n  


fantasy          , phantasy  
      n   pl   , -sies  
1   
a    imagination unrestricted by reality  
b    (as modifier)  
a fantasy world     
2    a creation of the imagination, esp. a weird or bizarre one  
3      (Psychol)  
a    a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality  
b    the activity of forming such images  
4    a whimsical or far-fetched notion  
5    an illusion, hallucination, or phantom  
6    a highly elaborate imaginative design or creation  
7      (Music)      another word for       fantasia   1       2       fancy       13     (rarely)       development       5  
8   
a    literature having a large fantasy content  
b    a prose or dramatic composition of this type  
      vb   , -sies, -sying, -sied  
9       a less common word for       fantasize  
     (C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible)  

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fantasy

  
, phantasy  
1    creativity, fancy, imagination, invention, originality  
2    apparition, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment of the imagination, flight of fancy, hallucination, illusion, mirage, nightmare, pipe dream, reverie, vision  

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