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I have always loved fantasy; I think probably stepping through the wardrobe with Lucy in C.S. Lewis's 'Narnia Chronicles' was my first exposure when I was really little.
Jacqueline Carey

Meaning of "fantasy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FANTASY

Fantasie, from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantazein to make visible.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FANTASY

fantasy  [ˈfæntəsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FANTASY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fantasy is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fantasy in English.

WHAT DOES FANTASY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fantasy

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today. Fantasy is a vibrant area of academic study in a number of disciplines. Work in this area ranges widely, from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov, which emphasizes the fantastic as a liminal space, to work on the connections between medievalism and popular culture.

Definition of fantasy in the English dictionary

The first definition of fantasy in the dictionary is imagination unrestricted by reality. Other definition of fantasy is a creation of the imagination, esp a weird or bizarre one. Fantasy is also a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FANTASY

PRESENT

Present
I fantasy
you fantasy
he/she/it fantasies
we fantasy
you fantasy
they fantasy
Present continuous
I am fantasying
you are fantasying
he/she/it is fantasying
we are fantasying
you are fantasying
they are fantasying
Present perfect
I have fantasied
you have fantasied
he/she/it has fantasied
we have fantasied
you have fantasied
they have fantasied
Present perfect continuous
I have been fantasying
you have been fantasying
he/she/it has been fantasying
we have been fantasying
you have been fantasying
they have been fantasying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fantasied
you fantasied
he/she/it fantasied
we fantasied
you fantasied
they fantasied
Past continuous
I was fantasying
you were fantasying
he/she/it was fantasying
we were fantasying
you were fantasying
they were fantasying
Past perfect
I had fantasied
you had fantasied
he/she/it had fantasied
we had fantasied
you had fantasied
they had fantasied
Past perfect continuous
I had been fantasying
you had been fantasying
he/she/it had been fantasying
we had been fantasying
you had been fantasying
they had been fantasying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fantasy
you will fantasy
he/she/it will fantasy
we will fantasy
you will fantasy
they will fantasy
Future continuous
I will be fantasying
you will be fantasying
he/she/it will be fantasying
we will be fantasying
you will be fantasying
they will be fantasying
Future perfect
I will have fantasied
you will have fantasied
he/she/it will have fantasied
we will have fantasied
you will have fantasied
they will have fantasied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fantasying
you will have been fantasying
he/she/it will have been fantasying
we will have been fantasying
you will have been fantasying
they will have been fantasying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fantasy
you would fantasy
he/she/it would fantasy
we would fantasy
you would fantasy
they would fantasy
Conditional continuous
I would be fantasying
you would be fantasying
he/she/it would be fantasying
we would be fantasying
you would be fantasying
they would be fantasying
Conditional perfect
I would have fantasy
you would have fantasy
he/she/it would have fantasy
we would have fantasy
you would have fantasy
they would have fantasy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fantasying
you would have been fantasying
he/she/it would have been fantasying
we would have been fantasying
you would have been fantasying
they would have been fantasying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fantasy
we let´s fantasy
you fantasy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fantasy
Past participle
fantasied
Present Participle
fantasying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FANTASY


apostasy
əˈpɒstəsɪ
Battersea
ˈbætəsɪ
curtesy
ˈkɜːtəsɪ
ecstasy
ˈɛkstəsɪ
eustacy
ˈjuːstəsɪ
eustasy
ˈju:stəsɪ
intestacy
ɪnˈtɛstəsɪ
isostacy
aɪˈsɒstəsɪ
isostasy
aɪˈsɒstəsɪ
phantasy
ˈfæntəsɪ
statusy
ˈsteɪtəsɪ
testacy
ˈtestəsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FANTASY

fantasizer
fantasm
fantasmal
fantasmally
fantasmic
fantasmically
fantasque
fantast
fantastic
fantastical
fantasticality
fantastically
fantasticalness
fantasticate
fantastication
fantasticism
fantastico
fantastry
fantasy football
fantasyland

WORDS THAT END LIKE FANTASY

creasy
docimasy
easy
easy-peasy
free and easy
greasy
homoplasy
idiosyncrasy
jasy
liquid ecstasy
Malagasy
monochromasy
non-greasy
overeasy
piss easy
queasy
speakeasy
stand easy
take it easy
uneasy

Synonyms and antonyms of fantasy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FANTASY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fantasy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fantasy

Translation of «fantasy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FANTASY

Find out the translation of fantasy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fantasy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fantasy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

幻想
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fantasía
570 millions of speakers

English

fantasy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कल्पना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخيال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фантазия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fantasia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল্পনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fantasme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

fantasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fantasie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

夢想
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fantasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tưởng tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கற்பனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कल्पनारम्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fantezi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fantasticheria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fantazja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фантазія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fantezie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φαντασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fantasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fantasi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fantasy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fantasy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FANTASY»

The term «fantasy» is very widely used and occupies the 2.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FANTASY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fantasy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fantasy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fantasy

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10 QUOTES WITH «FANTASY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fantasy.
1
Kevin J. Anderson
I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
2
Hayley Atwell
It's people's worst fantasy to see their partner kissing someone else, even though it's a job and it's not real.
3
Ralph Bakshi
Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.
4
Grant Bowler
I think that the way of bringing realism into fantasy is to treat it as the commonplace.
5
Stewart Brand
When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away.
6
Matthew Bright
The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it.
7
Jacqueline Carey
I have always loved fantasy; I think probably stepping through the wardrobe with Lucy in C.S. Lewis's 'Narnia Chronicles' was my first exposure when I was really little.
8
Jennifer Connelly
I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to be brought into the Hollywood fantasy.
9
Jimmy Fallon
Thank you... fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.
10
Jasper Fforde
Perhaps fantasy offers imaginative escapism more than other genres.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FANTASY»

Discover the use of fantasy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fantasy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Richard Mathews, 2012
2
Fantasy
Includes pattern templates for fairies, elves, witches, wizards, dragons, mythical beasts, castles, and other fantasy themes, plus instructions for applying them to crafts projects.
Chris Down, 2004
3
Fantasy Clip Art: Everything You Need to Create Your Own ...
This book-and-CD combo provides high-resolution clip art and digital instruction allowing users to create personalized artwork. * Well-known fantasy artist Kevin Crossley created art for the CD. Weapons, characters, equipment, and ...
Kevin Crossley, 2007
4
Rhetorics of Fantasy
Examining fantasy literature
Farah Mendlesohn, 2008
5
Draw & Paint Fantasy Females
Readers will learn how to draw and paint truly fabulous fantasy females with this practical and inspirational guide for improver artists.
Tom Fleming, 2009
6
Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion
Seeing fantasy as primarily an expression of unconscious drives, she stresses the importance of the writings of Freud and subsequent theorists when analysing recurrent themes, such as doubling or multiplying selves, mirror images, ...
Rosemary Jackson, 1981
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Fantasy: A Collection of Short Stories
This is an anthology of brilliant short stories by some of the best-known short story writers such as O Henry, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh, Ruskin Bond and others.
V. Sasikumar, 2002
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Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion
Seeing fantasy as primarily an expression of unconscious drives, she stresses the importance of the writings of Freud and subsequent theorists when analysing recurrent themes, such as doubling or multiplying selves, mirror images, ...
Dr Rosemary Jackson, Rosemary Jackson, 2002
9
Figures of Fantasy: Internet, Women, and Cyberdiscourse
The book analyzes the standard figures used to conceptualize and explain te
Susanna Paasonen, 2005
10
Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction ...
These essays explore the contradictions and limitations inherent in the genre, forcing readers to take a fresh and critical look through a variety of lenses including girl power, postfeminism, cyborg feminism, disability politics, queer ...
Elyce Rae Helford, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FANTASY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fantasy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Strategy, Primer for …
That has equated to an average of 10 fantasy points per game during that stretch. At 8-for-22 against Ervin Santana with a homer and a walk, ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
Hothead Gamer Burns Warhammer Fantasy Army Over New Age of …
Many gamers get angry about changes to games they love, but YouTuber Death, Holy Death has taken that rage to an extreme in protest of the ... «The Escapist, Jul 15»
3
Offseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings
With these changes, fantasy owners are likely salivating at the chance to start preparing for draft season in September. To help you prepare, ... «NHL.com, Jul 15»
4
Daily Fantasy MLB Lineup: Hitters to buy, sell for Friday
Not sure whom to buy today in DFS or whom to sit in your season-long fantasy leagues? Let us help set your daily fantasy baseball lineups with ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
5
Predicting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Top 5 Fantasy Performers for …
Like many other faithful NFL followers, they're building their spreadsheets and rankings with dreams of taking home a fantasy football title this ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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DraftKings fantasy baseball picks-July 10 lineups
It's time to start the weekend right with a big night of daily fantasy baseball as Major League Baseball heads into the final series before the All ... «FanSided, Jul 15»
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MLS Fantasy Boss: Helping you survive an unpredictable July
July is one of my favorite times of year for MLS Fantasy Soccer. The transfer window is open, the Gold Cup gives bit players a time to shine, and ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
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Top 10 batter vs pitcher matchups-7/10
To help you get your fantasy baseball team in place for today's games, check out the top 10 batter vs pitcher matchups on the following slides. «FanSided, Jul 15»
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Fantasy Baseball Waiver-Wire Watch: July 10, 2015
The All-Star break begins July 13, and it will be a great opportunity for fantasy owners to take a step back and reassess where they are in the ... «Press Box, Jul 15»
10
Fantasy Baseball 2015: Week 14's Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice
Once Sunday's MLB schedule wraps up, fantasy baseball owners get a three-day vacation to enjoy some fresh summer air. Or execute trades ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

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