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FANTASY (fantasied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fantasy mean? 

FANTASY (noun)
  The noun FANTASY has 3 senses:

1. imagination unrestricted by reality
2. fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
3. something many people believe that is false

  Familiarity information: FANTASY used as a noun is uncommon.


FANTASY (verb)
  The verb FANTASY has 1 sense:

1. indulge in fantasies

  Familiarity information: FANTASY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FANTASY (noun)


Sense 1fantasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imagination unrestricted by reality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

fantasy; phantasy

Context example:

a schoolgirl fantasy

Hypernyms ("fantasy" is a kind of...):

imagination; imaginativeness; vision (the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fantasy"):

dream; pipe dream (a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe))

fantasy life; phantasy life (an imaginary life lived in a fantasy world)

fairyland; fantasy world; phantasy world (something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality))


Sense 2fantasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fiction with a large amount of imagination in it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

fantasy; phantasy

Context example:

she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

Hypernyms ("fantasy" is a kind of...):

fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fantasy"):

science fiction (literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society)


Sense 3fantasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something many people believe that is false

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

phantasy; fancy; illusion; fantasy

Context example:

they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

Hypernyms ("fantasy" is a kind of...):

misconception (an incorrect conception)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fantasy"):

bubble (an impracticable and illusory idea)

ignis fatuus; will-o'-the-wisp (an illusion that misleads)

wishful thinking (the illusion that what you wish for is actually true)


FANTASY (verb)


Sense 1fantasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indulge in fantasies

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

fantasise; fantasize; fantasy

Context example:

he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company

Hypernyms (to "fantasy" is one way to...):

conceive of; envisage; ideate; imagine (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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