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phantasy

[fan-tuh-see, -zee] /ˈfæn tə si, -zi/
noun, plural phantasies.
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for phantasy

fantasy

/ˈfæntəsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
  1. imagination unrestricted by reality
  2. (as modifier): a fantasy world
2.
a creation of the imagination, esp a weird or bizarre one
3.
(psychol)
  1. a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality
  2. 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, fancy (sense 13) (rarely) development (sense 5)
8.
  1. literature having a large fantasy content
  2. a prose or dramatic composition of this type
9.
(modifier) of or relating to a competition, often in a newspaper, in which a participant selects players for an imaginary ideal team, and points are awarded according to the actual performances of the chosen players: fantasy football
verb -sies, -sying, -sied
10.
a less common word for fantasize
Word Origin
C14 fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible

phantasy

/ˈfæntəsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
an archaic spelling of fantasy
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