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Another word for fantasy

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Noun
  1. The power of the mind to form images

    See also:

    real

    thoughts

  2. Any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea

      1. A creating or being created
      2. An original product of human invention or artistic imagination:
      3. The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
      1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      2. Works in this category:
      3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
      1. Something invented, made up, or fabricated:
      1. The act or process of inventing:
      2. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
      3. An inventing or being invented
      1. Such stories considered as a group:
      2. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
      3. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
    See also:

    belief

    real

  3. A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire

      1. A usually oval outline, as on a ballot or a standardized test form, intended to be filled in using a pencil or pen.
      2. A rounded or irregularly shaped outline containing the words that a character in a cartoon is represented to be saying.
      3. Something light or effervescent:
      1. An imaginary scheme not likely to be realized; daydream
      1. An organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
      2. (Gr. Myth., proper) A fire-breathing monster, usually represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail
      3. An impossible or foolish fancy
      1. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
      2. Anything so lovely, charming, transitory, etc. as to seem dreamlike
      3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
      1. The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
      2. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
      3. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
      1. (Informal) A fantastic idea, vain hope or plan, etc.
      2. A fantastic notion or vain hope.
      1. An illusory hope:
      2. A similar arc or band, as one produced by a prism or by iridescence.
      3. An arc or ring containing the colors of the spectrum in consecutive bands, formed in the sky by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light in rain or fog
    See also:

    real

  4. An illusory mental image

      1. A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts while awake not connected to immediate reality.
      2. A pleasant, dreamlike thinking or wishing; reverie
      3. A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.
      1. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
      2. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
      3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
      1. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
      2. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
      3. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
      1. Works in this category:
      2. Something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true
      3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
      1. Something invented, made up, or fabricated:
      1. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
      2. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
      3. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
      1. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
      2. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
      3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
      1. A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
      2. Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
      3. An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.
      1. The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
      2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      3. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
    See also:

    real

Another word for fantasy

Noun
  1. Whimsical imagination

    See also:

    fancy

  2. Whimsical or fantastic creation

      1. The ability to perceive something not actually visible, as through mental acuteness or keen foresight
      2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      3. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
      1. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
      2. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
      3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
      1. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
      2. The act or process of inventing:
      3. (Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
      1. Something that is erroneously perceived or construed:
      2. A fine transparent net fabric, used for dresses or trimmings.
      3. A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
      1. A literary, musical, or dramatic fantasy characterized by a loose structure and farce
      2. An event or display (dramatic, musical, etc.) of fantastic or chaotic behaviour or conduct.
      3. (Music) A composition marked by freedom and diversity of form, often with burlesque elements and satirical or parodic intent.
      1. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display:
      2. A group of things flying through the air together
      3. The distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
      1. Something invented, made up, or fabricated:
      1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      2. Works in this category:
      3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
      1. (Music) A short, lyrical, usually sentimental piece, suggesting a love song
      2. The type of literature comprising such stories
      3. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
      1. The use of such expressions in writing or speaking
      2. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
      3. A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
      1. (Gr. Myth., proper) A fire-breathing monster, usually represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail
      2. An imaginary monster made up of grotesquely disparate parts.
      3. An organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
      1. Something that falsely appears to be real
      2. An optical phenomenon in which light is refracted through a layer of hot air close to the ground, giving the appearance of there being refuge in the distance.
      3. An optical illusion in which the image of a distant object, as a ship or an oasis, is made to appear nearby, floating in air, inverted, etc.: it is caused by the refraction of light rays from the object through layers of air having different densities as the result of unequal temperature distributions
      1. A ghostly figure; a specter.
      2. A sudden or unusual sight:
      3. Anything that appears unexpectedly or in an extraordinary way
      1. Alternative spelling of will o' the wisp.
      2. (Idiomatic, British folklore) A strange light that attracts travellers from pathways into dangerous marshes or graveyards.
      3. Any hope or goal that leads one on but is impossible to reach
      1. An imaginary hobgoblin or terror used to frighten children into good conduct
      2. A cause of fear, anxiety, or irritation:
      3. A fearsome imaginary creature, especially one evoked to frighten children.
      1. A frightening dream, often accompanied by a sensation of oppression and helplessness
      2. An event or experience that is intensely distressing.
      3. A dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress.
      1. The imaginary object apparently seen, heard, etc.
      2. The apparent perception of sights, sounds, etc. that are not actually present: it may occur in certain mental disorders
      3. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
      1. A traditional festival with exhibitions of horsemanship among the Maghrebi Berbers.
      2. A medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes.
      3. A literary work similarly constructed
      1. Fiction in which advanced technology and/or science is a key element.
      2. Technology that, while theoretically possible, is not yet practical.
      3. Fiction of a highly imaginative or fantastic kind, typically involving some actual or projected scientific phenomenon
      1. An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
      2. (Place, proper) An imaginary island described in a book of the same name by Sir Thomas More (1516) as having a perfect political and social system
      3. A work of fiction describing a utopia.
      1. A legendary island in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar, said by Plato to have sunk beneath the sea during an earthquake.
      2. Mythical country said to have sunk into the Atlantic Ocean.
      1. A lovely, enchanting place
      2. The imaginary land where the fairies live
      1. A pleasant, dreamlike thinking or wishing; reverie
      2. A spontaneous and fanciful series of thoughts while awake not connected to immediate reality.
      3. A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.
      1. (Informal) A fantastic idea, vain hope or plan, etc.
      2. A fantastic notion or vain hope.