Pronunciation: (fan'tu-sē, -zē), [key]
n., pl. -sies,
v., -sied, -sy•ing.

1. imagination, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. the forming of mental images, esp. wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3. a mental image, esp. when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy.
4. imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream.
5. a hallucination.
6. a supposition based on no solid foundation; visionary idea; illusion: dreams of Utopias and similar fantasies.
7. caprice; whim.
8. an ingenious or fanciful thought, design, or invention.
9. Also,fantasia. imaginative or fanciful work, esp. one dealing with supernatural or unnatural events or characters: The stories of Poe are fantasies of horror.
10. Music.fantasia (def. 1).

v.t., v.i.
1. to form mental images; imagine; fantasize.
2. write or play fantasias. Also,phantasy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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