• 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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  • 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
    “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
    “Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “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.”


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


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
"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
He saw how fantastic was the whole structure of his hopes.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
We read a dozen or two of pages, and say, 'This is very fantastical humours.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
The mice-tracks are very pretty, and look like a sort of fantastic stitching on the coverlid of the snow.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Nothing, Speke says, could be more wild or fantastic than the sight which ensued.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The satire is fierce, local, and fantastic.
"Figures of Several Centuries" by Arthur Symons
It was a wild place; the rocks rose to a sheer height of two or three hundred feet above our heads, broken into a variety of fantastic forms.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
The trio approached, smiling seraphically; and it goes without saying that the three ladies began petting the two fantastic babes.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
This abyss is perfectly sheer, and hung in fantastic confusion with stalactites.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
His teachings have been aptly described as a system of dogmatic and fantastic pseudo-philosophy.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Did I, a man, shrink with a fantastic cowardice from a woman I loved?
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens

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.

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
The outstanding precision of gravimeters based on atom interferometry stems from the ability of neutral atoms to approach a freely falling reference frame with high accuracy, and the ability of lasers to interrogate the motion with fantastic precision.
Atomic and optical tests of Lorentz symmetry
At the personal level, I discovered that Alain is a very warm person, full of life, and has fantastic sense of humor. I am proud of his friendship.
Noncommutative Geometry as the Key to Unlock the Secrets of Space-Time
Remarkably, some unification scenarios that invoke additional dimensions of space predict that gravity should become strong at the TeV scale, in which case the LHC will be a fantastic place to study quantum effects of gravity.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Even if we restrict attention to all the financial and economic records in the world economy we have a fantastically complex system.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
This is why I included our discussion of Coulomb resummation, Another fascinating possibility is establishment of the correspondence between fantastic progress in perturbative analysis of N =4 scattering amplitude and their strong coupling limits, derivable from AdS/CFT.
Toward the AdS/CFT dual of the "Little Bang"
It is worth noting that at the time of writing this review the LHC has already gone very close to the 2012 milestones in terms of peak luminosity, a fantastic achievement of the very short and smooth intensity ramp-up for this new 8 TeV run.
Moriond 2012, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Experimental Summary
Overall, the phenomenologists are more and more given a fantastic set of data and experimental constraints, which allow putting strong limits on new physics, in particular when combined with other observables, such as direct searches at colliders (see below).
Moriond 2012, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Experimental Summary
My sincere thanks go to the organizers of this fantastic conference, for their kind invitation to give this experimental summary talk.
Moriond 2012, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Experimental Summary
They did a fantastic job of pushing the Higgs mass limit well above the Z pole where it would be hard for proton–antiproton experiments to detect.
Search for Higgs and New Phenomena at Colliders
This Ent ity provided by this fantastic job the delivery all of them to the very same point at the same time.
Cosmological Expansion Started from the Big Bounce on Local Rotation