fantasy

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fantasy indulge in fantasies "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
    • n fantasy imagination unrestricted by reality "a schoolgirl fantasy"
    • n fantasy something many people believe that is false "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
    • n fantasy fiction with a large amount of imagination in it "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fantasy Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor. "Is not this something more than fantasy ?""A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory."
    • Fantasy Fantastic designs. "Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread."
    • v. t Fantasy To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy. "Which he doth most fantasy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fantasy Same as fancy.
    • n fantasy Irregular or erratic fancy in thought or action; unrestrained imagination; whim; caprice; vagary.
    • n fantasy The forming of unreal, chimerical, or grotesque images in the mind; a mingling of incongruous or unfounded ideas or notions; disordered or distorted fancy; fantastic imagination.
    • n fantasy A product or result of the power of fantasy; a fantastic image or thought; a disordered or distorted fancy; a phantasm.
    • n fantasy In music, same as fantasia. Synonyms Fantasy, Fancy. See imagination. The present differentiation in meaning of the word fantasy from its contracted form fancy (heretofore overlooked by lexicographers), identical with that between the correlative adjectives fantastic and fanciful, is well illustrated in the following extracts:
    • fantasy To fancy; have a liking for.
    • fantasy To form or conceive fancifully or fantastically; form a mental picture of; imagine.
    • fantasy In music, to compose or perform in the manner of a fantasia.
    • fantasy In music, to play fantasias.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fantasy fan′ta-si fancy: imagination: mental image: love: whim, caprice
    • v.t Fantasy to fancy, conceive mentally
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Quotations

  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    “I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.”
  • Stewart Brand
    Stewart Brand
    “When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away.”
  • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    “Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris%20Murdoch
    “But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.”
  • Madame Belazy
    Madame Belazy
    “Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Fancy

Usage

In literature:

Her works, mostly piano pieces and songs, contain two fantasies for violin and piano.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
Nay, even for the basest Sensualist, what is Sense but the implement of Fantasy; the vessel it drinks out of?
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
I remember, I remember, in my vigils cold and lone, Brilliant reveries, burning fantasies, forever fled and gone!
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844" by Various
It was a three-dimensional, thousand-mile spread of fantasy infernal.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
It was like some beautiful fantasy.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
You are now facing reality, not your own fantasies.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
I would advise a nice little sexual fantasy for your first visit.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
His first work, a delightful fantasy, entitled "Makar's Dream," appeared in 1885.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
It may be said that this fantasy of language is not very serious.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Nay, True; my fantasies be not of thy lively romancing sort.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
These might be all foolish fantasies of a weary brain, but the man knew he could not rest until he had at least made an attempt to find out.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
It was true that such fantasies, or that any shade of inward irony, would be Greek to Mrs. Folliott.
"The Finer Grain" by Henry James
But it was a fantasy, only that.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
She has the extraordinary talent of contagious fantasy.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Failing any answers short of fantasy, the proposition always remained a sort of classroom joke with us.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
Were there two men haunted, and only one fantasy?
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
But surely such projects, however idealistic, are the vainest fantasies.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
It was the limit of absurdity to be connecting these semi-barbaric fantasies with this sane and charming girl.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
The best guide-books are caprice and fantasy, if you are hot pressed for time.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
He would have called that a fantasy, too, if Mel had tried to tell him.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
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In poetry:

Morning sunshine's singing,
Oh, thou art the fantasy
That the sun-glad world lifts free,
Past my powers' winging.
"A Sigh" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
I oft have deemed, in sunny hours,
When life with love was fraught,
The nearness of the dead to us
A fantasy of thought.
"The Highland Girl's Lament" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Realities are not so kind
As many a lovely thing that's spun ...
Mere simulacrum-fantasies:
Take these to heart and you have won!
"Reticence" by Jewell Miller
Refuse me not without cause why,
Nor think me not to be unjust;
Since that by lot of fantasy
This careful knot needs knit I must.
Refuse me not.
"Disdain Me Not" by Thomas Wyatt
Thy candle of fantasy give me!
Oh, give me the lamplight of dream!
Her sweet face, her figure, believe me,
Heart, my heart, on thy wild eyes shall stream.
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
OF all the sweetest could there be
Another who could seem so fair,
Another who could charm despair
Into sweet realms of fantasy,
Another who might love like she?
"In The Cafe " by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Christmas lights on display at "Fantasy at the Bay" at Willard Bay State Park.
' Elegy ' Director Boards Fantasy Romance 'Age of Adaline' (Exclusive).
Find Elian Herrera news, fantasy updates, scores, and stats at SIKIDS.com.
Fantasy Baseball almost ruined my marriage.
Clarke plays the hot and hardcore Daenerys Targaryen on the dark fantasy series.
It's great when an NBA team can succeed while maxing out the stats of its players, but quite often what's best for an NBA squad is not ideal for fantasy production.
Pizza poetry, teengirl fantasies and the enigmatic Mrs Nixon.
As a book-lover and new mother cuddling her infant son, I had this fantasy that someday I'd be curled up on the couch reading a good book while my child snuggled against me with a book of his own.
2010 Forbidden Fantasy Truck Show Chevy Silverado Hd Side.
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2010 Forbidden Fantasy Truck Show Chevy C1500 Sportside.
2010 Forbidden Fantasy Truck Show Chevy 3500 Dually.
How a Young-Adult Author Creates Her Russia-Inspired Fantasy World .
'Modelland' is Tyra Banks' fantasy world .
Legends of the Guard lets different creators play in fantasy world .
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In science:

This is not just a mere fantasy since we indeed have a twistor space constructed from the function space of fields namely the total space T ∗A of the cotangent bundle over the space of all gauge fields.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Reid’s fantasy (the Calabi-Yau web) is assumed.
Large N dualities and transitions in geometry
Kip Thorne spoke on Monday night about what we will learn from the new science of gravitational wave astronomy, and Roger Penrose spoke on Friday night, giving his personal opinions on some popular contemporary physical theories which he categorized under the headings “Fashion, Faith and Fantasy”.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Such kind of considerations are linked to the fantasies about the physical effects of a dilation or contraction of all the ob jects which surround us, or of the whole “world”.
Multi-verses, Micro-universes and Elementary Particles (Hadrons)
Fantasies like these have also been exploited by several writers: from F.
Multi-verses, Micro-universes and Elementary Particles (Hadrons)
If this is indeed a quantum entity, then the goal of knowing it completely is a Cartesian fantasy, and at a certain stage in our development we wil l cease to be law-seekers and become law-makers.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
Sometimes the term neutron star is used just as a common name for a large class of ob jects invented by the fantasy of theorists.
Astronomy meets QCD: cooling constraints for the theories of internal structure of compact objects
All of the information about the old function is thrown away, but the new g(x) must keep information in its conditioning set about the fantasies it generated.
Nonparametric Bayesian Density Modeling with Gaussian Processes
The functions drawn from the Gaussian process must still be evaluated at a larger conditioning set that includes the locations of fantasies.
Nonparametric Bayesian Density Modeling with Gaussian Processes
In exchange sampling, the “pegs” are inferred implicitly as rejections along the way to generating fantasy data.
Nonparametric Bayesian Density Modeling with Gaussian Processes
This is about the same number of rejections as would be expected to occur during an exchange sampling fantasy.
Nonparametric Bayesian Density Modeling with Gaussian Processes
This does not even consider the expansion of state that occurs when exchange sampling rejects a proposal, and additional fantasy data are incorporated into the Markov state.
Nonparametric Bayesian Density Modeling with Gaussian Processes
It follows that a K¨ahler version of Reid’s fantasy would enable any two Calabi-Yau threefolds to be connected by a single physical theory.
Recent developments in toric geometry
Although Reid’s fantasy is still conjectural, it has been verified that for the 7555 Calabi-Yau threefolds mentioned in §8, their moduli are connected through K¨ahler varieties, though the singularities may be more complicated than nodes (see [ACJM] and [CGGK]).
Recent developments in toric geometry
Of course, such global and physically complete simulations are mere fantasy.
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks
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