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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fantasy football
pure fantasy/fiction (=something that is not true at all)
▪ He dismissed the allegations as ‘pure fantasy’.
▪ These flatties were made by men and mainly for men, and trade on male fantasies.
▪ There is thus a connection between people's private fantasies and their status as autonomous individuals.
▪ It was fabulous, gorgeous in its excess, the ultimate realization of some untrammeled private fantasy.
▪ These fanatics used fame as a chance to impose their own loopy private fantasy world on pop kids' imagination.
▪ This was enough for Cassie to be getting on with, but soon another of her private fantasies was to be shattered.
▪ We all have our private dreams, fantasies and secrets.
▪ Without that income, promises of better public services - that is, publicly financed services - are pure fantasy.
▪ Rather than offer pure fantasy, the fashion gurus rose to the challenge of suggesting truly flattering, appropriate and stylish options.
▪ Or possibly she had seen nothing at all, and it was pure fantasy.
▪ If not, the rest is pure fantasy.
▪ The subjects of these plays were pure fantasy, mingled with themes from wide reading.
▪ These charming ideas were almost certainly propaganda or pure fantasy, but it was not safe to discount any of them.
▪ It was pure fantasy and she knew it.
▪ For those who have not left for the roof, be advised that the above depiction is pure fantasy.
▪ The romantic fantasy world that she had entered when she left the train with Ludo was dissolving in the light of reality.
▪ These somewhat steamy romances feature a variety of contemporary problems all solved within an atmosphere of romantic fantasy.
▪ She told herself sternly that she must shake off this tendency towards romantic fantasy.
▪ But the convincing portrayal of childhood fantasies, fears and rituals is marred by the unnecessary melodramatic final sequence.
▪ Kev, that fantasy football stuff sounds quite good.
▪ The bloke was living a bit of a fantasy life.
▪ A highly sensitive child may immerse herself in the rich fantasy life of this phase, but then constantly scare herself.
▪ The relationship between dealer and client would often become a fantasy world, based on speculation presented as logic.
▪ You can wander through the fantasy worlds at your leisure, but you must examine your surroundings minutely and take copious notes.
▪ Even the fact that she suggested that they get married shows that she was living in a fantasy world.
▪ It has more to do with spinning a fantasy world, and Hollywood is rather childish about gay actors.
▪ These fanatics used fame as a chance to impose their own loopy private fantasy world on pop kids' imagination.
▪ He lived in a fantasy world of his own, even as a small boy.
▪ The Brontë children had a fantasy world, and C.S. Lewis and his brother.
▪ They continue to argue for what no one else is prepared to offer and they are wholly isolated in a fantasy world.
▪ As long as he believes you're on his side while he acts out his fantasy, he won't harm you.
▪ EastEnders, once renowned for gritty realism and giant characters, is now awash with pygmies acting out absurd leftish fantasies.
▪ In the Nursery the children can act out their fantasies or fears in the privacy of the house corner.
▪ Main: flat table lands with steep edges help create a Gothic fantasy landscape.
▪ Or are we creating a fantasy out of partial evidence and our own yearning?
▪ What does an actor think about when creating the fantasy of a journey into the belly of a beast?
▪ They had no wish to create some fantasy shaped in their own minds.
▪ The banks were used as limitless reservoirs to fertilise growth, indulge political fantasy and bribe the governments' friends.
▪ If people want to indulge in fantasies about the glories of nature, that is their business.
▪ Sometimes he would find himself indulging in fantasy, would picture them together in London in his new flat.
▪ And some allow us to indulge in the fantasy of living in an expensive house with lots of servants.
▪ Mr. Murphy: Does not the so-called initiative for our valleys involve more fantasy than reality?
▪ Fashion involves fantasy, which brings us to another major direction for 1996.
▪ Alexander Vass was not the kind of man whom she was likely to involve in such a fantasy.
▪ It wants us to live out that gruesome fantasy, to find out whether we could handle it.
▪ Or living in a fantasy of wishful make-believe.
▪ Even the fact that she suggested that they get married shows that she was living in a fantasy world.
▪ He lived in a fantasy world of his own, even as a small boy.
▪ Whereas she lived in a fantasy of her own making.
▪ Only Daine wasn't just living out a fantasy.
▪ He lived a great deal in his fantasies and he enjoyed these.
▪ Some self-absorbed children play elaborate fantasy games by themselves, and one can admire their creativity and imagination.
flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy
▪ A small, balding academic sort not given to flights of fancy, Kolodney wasted no words as he made his announcement.
▪ In their more extravagant flights of fancy the choice thus offered to the voter is extended to cover specific heads of policy.
▪ Many are flights of imagination and, because of the very nature of the area, subjective.
▪ Other routines are pure flights of fancy, all the more extraordinary for the very ordinary setting.
▪ Part of the achievement of the visionary comes from inspiration that arises from considering the highest flights of imagination.
▪ The legend - the romantic flight of fancy was over.
▪ There are some strange flights of fancy and there are also some extremely down to earth not to say earthy observations.
▪ This is not a flight of fancy.
retreat into yourself/your shell/fantasy etc
▪ I retreated into my shell, being painfully shy in the first place.
▪ a young woman's romantic fantasies
▪ Everyone's fantasy is that one day they will win the National Lottery.
▪ My son seems to live in a fantasy world sometimes.
▪ Psychologists say that memories can sometimes be pure fantasy, rather than actual recollections.
▪ After the fantasy performance, we, the individuals doing the fantasising, are left with some reactions to our fantasy.
▪ He tried to dislike her, but the first date had been like some strawberry-coated fantasy.
▪ Perhaps it's the fault of the Hollywood star system for neglecting its role of fantasy and glamour.
▪ The first was the students' attitudes toward their fantasies.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fantasy \Fan"ta*sy\, v. t. To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy. [Obs.]

Which he doth most fantasy.
--Robynson (More's Utopia).


Fantasy \Fan"ta*sy\, n.; pl. Fantasies. [See Fancy.]

  1. 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.

  2. Fantastic designs.

    Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "illusory appearance," from Old French fantaisie, phantasie "vision, imagination" (14c.), from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia "power of imagination; appearance, image, perception," from phantazesthai "picture to oneself," from phantos "visible," from phainesthai "appear," in late Greek "to imagine, have visions," related to phaos, phos "light," phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm). Sense of "whimsical notion, illusion" is pre-1400, followed by that of "fantastic imagination," which is first attested 1530s. Sense of "day-dream based on desires" is from 1926. In early use in English also fantasie, phantasy, etc. As the name of a fiction genre, from 1949.


n. 1 That which comes from one's imagination. 2 (context literature English) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology. 3 A fantastical design. 4 (context slang English) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. vb. 1 (context literary psychoanalysis English) To fantasize (about). 2 (context obsolete English) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

  1. n. imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy" [syn: phantasy]

  2. fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it; "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies" [syn: phantasy]

  3. something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy" [syn: illusion, phantasy, fancy]

  4. [also: fantasied]

Fantasy (psychology)

Fantasy in a psychological sense is broadly used to cover two different senses, conscious and unconscious. In the unconscious sense, it is sometimes spelled "phantasy".

Fantasy (group)

Fantasy is an urban pop vocal group based in New York who scored several hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including " You're Too Late", which hit number one in 1981.

Group members included Ken Roberson, Tamm E Hunt, Rufus Jackson and Carolyn Edwards. The groups' producer, Tony Valor, continued to use the name in 1985 when they released an Italo disco-influenced single called "He's My Number One."

Fantasy (Appleton song)

"Fantasy" is the debut single by Canadian pop duo Appleton. It was released on September 2, 2002 and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It has sold over 65,000 copies in the UK.

Fantasy (disambiguation)

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting.

Fantasy or Fantasie may also refer to:

Fantasy (Münchener Freiheit album)

Fantasy was the 1988 release by the German pop group Münchener Freiheit. This was their second album to be recorded in English, containing English versions of all tracks from their fifth studio album, Fantasie.

The album is best known for the international hit single, "Keeping the Dream Alive", which gave the band their only UK hit (peaking at #14 in the UK Singles Chart) and gave them moderate exposure in the US after being featured in the movie Say Anything.

Fantasy (Jay Chou album)

Fantasy is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Jay Chou's second Mandarin studio album. It was released on 14 September 2001 by Alfa Music and distributed by Sony Music Taiwan. An enhanced CD single Fantasy - Shuang Jie Kun (Nun-Chuks) was released on 9 April 2002. It features two tracks for the Europe market.

In 2008 Taiwanese girl group S.H.E recorded a cover of "安靜" (Silence), retitled to "安静了" (It's Quiet Now) with lyrics rewritten by Selina, which was released in their eleventh album FM S.H.E.

Fantasy (Candy Lo album)

Fantasy is Candy Lo's 5th studio album. It was released on 19 July 2001. For this album Candy Lo continued her collaboration with Hong Kong producer Kubert Leung with whom she also wrote and produced the tracks on her previous albums, such as MUSE.

Fantasy (Lena Philipsson album)

Fantasy is a 1993 album from Swedish pop singer Lena Philipsson.

Fantasy (Earth, Wind & Fire song)

"Fantasy" is a song written and composed by Maurice White, Verdine White, and Eddie del Barrio. It first became an international hit in 1977 by the American group Earth, Wind & Fire. A cover version in 1990 by the Eurodance band Black Box was also a successful international hit. "Fantasy" has been covered or sampled by many artists over the years.

Fantasy (Alice Nine song)

"Fantasy" is a single by the Japanese rock band Alice Nine. It is featured on their first album Zekkeishoku and coincided with the double a-side release " Akatsuki/Ikuoku no Chandelier". The single was released in two versions, one with a bonus track and the other with a DVD of the "Fantasy" music video.

Fantasy (Mariah Carey song)

"Fantasy" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on September 12, 1995 by Columbia Records as the lead single for her fifth studio album, Daydream (1995). The song was written by Carey and Dave Hall, both serving as primary producers alongside Sean Combs. The song heavily samples Tom Tom Club's 1981 song " Genius of Love," and incorporates various other beats and grooves arranged by the former. The song's lyrics describe a woman who is in love with a man, and how every time she sees him she starts fantasizing about an impossible relationship with him. The remix for the song features rap verses from Ol' Dirty Bastard, something Carey arranged to assist in her transition into the hip-hop market.

The song was positively reviewed by contemporary music critics, many of whom complimented its clever use of the "Genius of Love" hook as well as Carey's vocal performance. "Fantasy" experienced strong success around the world, especially in the United States. It became the second song in Billboard history, and the first by a female, to debut atop the Hot 100. Additionally, aside from topping the chart for eight consecutive weeks, the song achieved strong success outside the United States, topping the charts in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and becoming a top-five hit in Belgium, Finland, France and the United Kingdom.

Carey performed "Fantasy" live on several television and award show appearances around the world. Carey performed the song at the 23rd annual American Music Awards, held on January 29, 1996. Additionally, it was performed live on British music chart program Top of the Pops and on French television. "Fantasy" was part of the set-lists on several of Carey's succeeding tours, making its debut during the album's accompanying set of concerts, the Daydream World Tour and is featured on her compilation albums, #1's (1998), Greatest Hits (2001), The Remixes (2003) and Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey (2010).

The cover of the single was shot by top fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The cover for her album Daydream is a cropped version of the single cover. Carey directed the music video for "Fantasy", making it her directorial debut. Carey created the video's concept and chose the filming location. After being disappointed with the final result in many of her previous videos, Carey decided to single handedly direct the video. The video showed Carey's roller blading through an amusement park, singing and enjoying herself. Mid-way through the video, Ol' Dirty Bastard makes a cameo appearance as a clown. The video concludes with Carey dancing atop the sunroof of a car, with many others present and enjoying the music and celebration.

Fantasy (Carole King album)

Fantasy is an album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1973. At the time of its release, it only reached #6 on the Billboard album chart, but has remained highly regarded by her fans over the ensuing decades. Presented as a sort of song cycle, the album opens and closes with two versions of the title song and the songs on each side segue directly into one another.

The Spanish language track "Corazón" (the Spanish word for "heart," also used as a term of endearment, as in this song's lyrics) was a moderate hit single from the album, as was "Believe in Humanity." The flip side of the latter single, "You Light Up My Life" (not the Debby Boone hit), charted separately from its A-side.

Fantasy (fragrance)

Fantasy is a women's fragrance and fragrance line by Britney Spears and Elizabeth Arden. Fantasy, the perfume, is the second perfume to be endorsed by Britney Spears. It was released in the US on September 15, 2005, following the successful previous perfume from Spears, " Curious", which made over $30 million in sales in the first three months of its launch. The Fantasy fragrance line has currently fourteen perfumes: Fantasy, Midnight Fantasy, Hidden Fantasy, Circus Fantasy, Fantasy Twist, Island Fantasy, Fantasy Anniversary Edition, Fantasy The Nice Remix, Fantasy The Naughty Remix, Fantasy Stage Edition, Rocker Femme Fantasy, Fantasy Renner Edition, Fantasy Intimate Edition, and Maui Fantasy.

Fantasy was created by Jim Krivda. Its notes are red lychee, golden quince, kiwi, cupcake accord, jasmine petals, white chocolate, orchid, musk, orris root and sensual woods. It is initially fruity smelling, then very sweet, showing the promised smells of cupcake and white chocolate, with a very light floral smell.

The Fuchsia bottle once featured real Swarovski crystals embedded into the glass and the plastic collar until 2008. The believed reasoning behind the omission is because the glue of the crystal top would melt in higher temperatures, which many buyers realized a considerable time after purchase.

The television commercial for Fantasy Britney Spears was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Bille Woodruff. It stars actor–model Nick Steele as the Hunter, with the background music being " Breathe on Me". The ad's tagline is "Everybody has one".

Fantasy (Danny Fernandes song)

Fantasy is the third single by R&B singer Danny Fernandes. It's the fourth track off his debut album Intro.

Fantasy (Nadia Ali song)

"Fantasy" is the fourth single from Nadia Ali's solo debut album Embers. It was released on April 27, 2010 by Smile in Bed Records.

Fantasy (Bashy song)

"Fantasy" is a dance-pop song by British rapper Bashy, featuring vocals from Indian singer and actress, Preeya Kalidas. The song was released as a single on July 26, 2010 via digital download, as the lead single from Bashy's upcoming second studio album, The Great Escape. The single will also be included on Kalidas' debut album, I'm Over It. The music video for Fantasy was filmed in Los Angeles, whilst Bashy was supporting Gorillaz' North American tour. The video does not feature Kalidas. The single charted at #88 on the UK Singles Chart.

Fantasy (Aldo Nova song)

"Fantasy" is the debut single by Canadian rock musician Aldo Nova and is his most popular work to date. Released on his eponymous debut album in 1982, the song climbed to #3 on the Mainstream rock chart, and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song was featured in a flashback sequence in the final episode of the popular television series Rob & Big. A cover version of the song, performed by Steel Panther, is the current theme song for the MTV show Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.

VH1 listed it at #78 on its countdown for the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

Fantasy (video game)

Fantasy is an action/adventure arcade game developed by SNK and released in October 1981. It was licensed to Rock-Ola for North American release in February . The game is controlled with a single joystick and no buttons. The music is a rendition of " Funkytown". According to the book Gamers: Writers, Artists & Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels, this is the first arcade video game to have a continuation feature.

The game runs on the SNK 6502 arcade system board, also known as the SNK Rockola hardware. Other games that ran on the same hardware include Sasuke vs. Commander (1980), Zarzon (1981) and Vanguard (1981).


Fantasy is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main 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. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works.

Fantasy is studied in a number of disciplines including English and other language studies, cultural studies, comparative literature, history and medieval studies. 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 (political, historical and literary) between medievalism and popular culture.

Fantasy (game show)

Fantasy was an American game show co-hosted by Peter Marshall and Leslie Uggams, with Chris Lemmon and Meredith MacRae as remote correspondents. Bill Armstrong announced the show, with substitutes from Johnny Gilbert and Charlie Tuna with Tuna replacing Armstrong about midway through the series' run. It aired on NBC from September 13, 1982 to October 28, 1983, and was videotaped at the network's studios in Burbank, California.

The hourlong show offered contestants the opportunity to "make their dreams come true".

It was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, with one win to Uggams for the 1983 award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Variety Series. She was nominated for the same category in 1984.

This series would later be replaced by another short-lived game show called The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour in 1983.

Game Show Network only aired one episode of the series.

Fantasy (EP)

Fantasy Plus EP is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Jay Chou's first Mandarin extended play (EP) album. It was released on 24 December 2001 by Alfa Music and distributed by Sony Music Taiwan. It features three new tracks not released in Chou's second album Fantasy and a DVD containing 13 previously unreleased music videos.

The album was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2002 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.

Fantasy (1938 magazine)

Fantasy was a British pulp science fiction magazine which published three issues in 1938 and 1939. The editor was T. Stanhope Sprigg; when the war started, he enlisted in the RAF and the magazine was closed down. The publisher, George Newnes Ltd, paid respectable rates, and as a result Sprigg was able to obtain some good quality material, including stories by John Wyndham, Eric Frank Russell, and John Russell Fearn.

Fantasy (Lightning Dust album)

Fantasy is the third studio album by Canadian indie-rock duo Lightning Dust. It was released in June 2013 under Jagjaguwar Records.

Lightning Dust released the music video for their first single "Diamond" in May 2013

Fantasy (Tesla Boy song)

"Fantasy" is a song by Russian electronic music band Tesla Boy, released as the lead single from their second studio album, The Universe Made of Darkness (2013). The song was world-premiered on 22 May 2012. An accompanying music video for "Fantasy" was directed by Andrey Krauzov and premiered on 22 October 2012.

Fantasy (Fei song)

"Fantasy" is a Korean song recorded by Fei, member of South Korean girl group Miss A, and is her first single album, marking her debut as a solo artist. The song was released on July 21, 2016 by JYP Entertainment.

Fantasy (Regine Velasquez album)

Fantasy is the 15th studio album by Filipino singer Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. The album was released on November 21, 2010 by Universal Records, which was her second full-length studio album under Universal after Low Key in 2008. The two-disc album contains both pop and mid-tempo sounds, as well as some softer and more contemporary melodies. The first disc contains new Original Pilipino Music (OPM) materials while the second disc contains cover songs from various artists. This two-disc album also consists of two packaging editions, the "colored one" and the "black & white edition", with each containing collector's item photo cards and the CDs. The photos used were taken by photographer Mark Nicdao. The album debuted at number one spot and was certified Gold Award after two weeks upon released. Fantasy was nominated at the 24th Philippine Awit Awards for Album Of The Year and Best Performance By A Female Recording Artist for the song You Don’t Know.

Fantasy (Mini-Estrella)

Fantasy is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in their Mini-Estrella division, which does not necessarily mean that Fantasy is a dwarf as several wrestlers who are just shorter in stature work in the "Mini" division. Fantasy's real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans. He has also been referred to as Fantasy, Jr. and Mini Fantasy to distinguish himself from his father, who wrestled under the name "Fantasy" as well.

Fantasy (1946 magazine)

Fantasy was a British science fiction magazine which published three issues from 1946 to 1947. The editor was Walter Gillings. The magazine ceased publication because of paper shortages caused by World War II.

Usage examples of "fantasy".

Hologram adverts swarmed up the frontage of the ground level shops, bright fantasy worlds and beautiful people shining enticingly.

The Aedile had dismissed all of these allegations as fantasies, but then a boy had died after bloodletting, and the parents, mid-caste chandlers, had lodged a formal protest.

If, as we expect, you use it to dominate and to twist others into animalistic fantasies, then it will prove our own point.

It stretched around him, gluey, clinging, membranes of goo dividing into thin strings and sagging ropes that bound him with impossible things: wild fantasies of having been captured by a dozen Yuuzhan Vong warriors who all looked like Jacen Solo, mad images of sacrifice and aliens and Jaina and that Nom Anor character.

So at last we are able to complete the fantasy spectrum by including Arthuriana among all the other varieties of fantasy thus far published under this colophon.

Karyn had her pegged correctly after all: a slightly askew twelve-year-old asimmer with prepubescent fantasies playing a not particularly nice joke on him.

SF, with Del Rey alone issuing fifty or more titles of its extensive fantasy and SF backlist in trade paperback.

Rosemarie Basson, a Canadian sex researcher and therapist, who observed that couples in long-term relationships often do not experience as many spontaneous sexual thoughts or fantasies as they used to.

By choosing to pose his victim, he revealed a distinct behavioral characteristic relating to his fantasies and premeditation of the crime.

Afton and I walk through the revolving doors of the Biltmore Hotel and into the fantasy.

Moreover, the German Orient was almost exclusively a scholarly, or at least a classical, Orient: it was made the subject of lyrics, fantasies, and even novels, but it was never actual, the way Egypt and Syria were actual for Chateaubriand, Lane, Lamartine, Burton, Disraeli, or Nerval.

Marion Truesdale, aka Pork, whose arms were inked with blue, circusy designs, the most prominent being a voluptuous naked woman with the head of a demon, and whose class work, albeit competent, tended to mirror the derivative fantasy world of his body art.

But in a situation like this, Cirri could only hope that the man who had sent her such an appealing iDream would be as receptive to her fantasies as she was to his.

She has edited the Arabesque anthologies and is a coeditor for the Sisters in Fantasy anthology series.

I visualized the fantasies of contented paedophiliacs, hiring the deformed bodies of children injured in crashes, assuaging and irrigating their wounds with their own scarred genital organs, of elderly pederasts easing their tongues into the simulated anuses of colostomized juveniles.