fantast

Definitions

  • FANTASTIC FORMS
    FANTASTIC FORMS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fantast someone who predicts the future
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fantast One whose manners or ideas are fantastic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fantast One whose mind is full of fantastic notions; a person of fantastic ideas, manners, or mode of expression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fantast a person of fantastic ideas
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Quotations

  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal.”
  • Sir Edmund Hillary
    Sir Edmund Hillary
    “You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
  • James Joyce
    James%20Joyce
    “Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.”
  • Lazarus Long
    Lazarus Long
    “No storyteller has ever been able to dream up anything as fantastically unlikely as what really does happen in this mad Universe.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. phantasticus—Gr. phantastikos, phantazein, to make visible. Fancy is a doublet.

Usage

In literature:

The music of "L'Oiseau de feu" is really a fantastic dream-bird.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
His account to me of what then occurred is fantastic and confused.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
Into the brightly lighted places and back into the luminous shadows came and went fantastic forms.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
THE FANTASTIC ROCKS OF GASPE .
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
No yarn is too fantastic to print so long as it sells their papers.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
He writes freely and fantastically, in spite of his early training.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Great icicles hung from the naked branches of the sheeted pines and snow was wreathed in fantastic forms among the cedars.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
I think that there is hardly any place more fantastic than a Bermuda shorefront in the moonlight.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
Clothing was worn; a single garment, hanging from a wide belt halfway down the legs seemed incongruous, fantastically aping humanity.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Neither did the black felt caps the boatmen wore, fantastically tall and knotted about their heads with gay fringed scarves.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
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In poetry:

And what are all our earthly joys,
But life's fantastic dreams?
We often change our pleasing toys
And start new infant schemes.
"An Elegy On The Death Of A Young Child, (That Died November 23rd, 1827.)" by Joseph Hodgson
The owl that whoops upon the yew,
The snake that lairs within it,
Have seen my wild face flashing blue
For one fantastic minute.
"The Fen-Fire" by Madison Julius Cawein
The mountains in fantastic lines
Sweep, blue-white, to the sky, which shines
Blue as blue gems; athwart the pines
The lake gleams blue.
"To E." by Amy Levy
And did they hear and heed the prayer,
Or, through that long Olympian reign,
Were they divinities of air
Begot of man's fantastic brain?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I'll leave the mortal world behind,
Take wing in an flight fantastical,
With singing, my eternal soul
Will rise up swan-like in the air.
"The Swan" by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
Fantastical and strange,
Their purple sails go floating o'er the deep,
Like shadows through the summer land of sleep,
In never ending change.
"The Woods in June" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Cori's DogHouse has 38 fantastic dogs.
We had about seven good weeks of a fantastic shad bite in the Tar River at Tarboro this year, starting the last week in January.
The Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival will hold a general business meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Nov 28 in the conference room at the Richland Public Library.
We've got a fantastic, fun getaway planned for you and your family and all within an easy drive from Central New York.
Take a listen to their fantastic sound, plus, find out how they came up with the name of their band.
Here's how to haggle confidently and walk away smiling – both with money in the pocket and bags full of fantastic purchases.
Australian Pink Floyd performs note for note Pink Floyd perfect in a fantastic sound and light show.
"Playtime," was all Joel tweeted but by the looks of things, that's a fantastic way to spend the day.
Don't get me wrong, the ping g20 was fantastic.
I think it is fantastic.
It is also a fantastic opportunity for the ...
Hearthstone Bakery & Café: Great deal on fantastic sandwiches.
Hearthstone Bakery & Café: Great deal on fantastic sandwiches.
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel.
In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court.
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In science:

This paper invites quality researchers to join scientists on their fantastic journey into the world of microscopic high-throughput measurement technologies.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
One of the results of this fantastic intellectual pursue is the puzzling discovery that there is in the Universe a manifestation of the repulsive side of gravity.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
These rather practical issues are the key points to be addressed if molecules are to fulfill the fantastic promise that we have just outlined for elucidating exotic fundamental physics.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Brenda Matthews examined the prospects for dust linear polarization measurements with SCUBA-2; Heiles remarked that SCUBA-2 is fantastic! Following his report on polarimetric studies of interstellar turbulence, Roger Hildebrand reiterated that SOFIA needs a polarimeter.
Conference Summary: The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy
Ramprasad Rao showed how the SMA is already a fantastic polarimeter! Al Wooten described how ALMA will be the ultimate mm-wave polarimeter when it arrives.
Conference Summary: The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy
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