A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
FANTASY [aka PHANTASY]
[noun]
1. imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualising.
3. a mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision.
4. Psychology: an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream
5. a hallucination.
6. 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 is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.
[verb]
7. to form mental images; imagine; fantasise.
8. Rare: to write or play fantasias.
Etymology: Middle English fantasie - imaginative faculty, mental image < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin phantasia < Greek phantasía - an idea, notion, image, literally, a making visible.
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FANTASY [aka PHANTASY]

[noun]

1. imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.

2. the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualising.

3. a mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision.

4. Psychology: an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream

5. a hallucination.

6. 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 is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.

[verb]

7. to form mental images; imagine; fantasise.

8. Rare: to write or play fantasias.

Etymology: Middle English fantasie - imaginative faculty, mental image < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin phantasia < Greek phantasía - an idea, notion, image, literally, a making visible.

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