fantasy

(redirected from Fantasie)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
Related to Fantasie: Freya

fantasy

, phantasy
1. Psychol
a. a series of pleasing mental images, usually serving to fulfil a need not gratified in reality
b. the activity of forming such images
2. Music another word for fantasia fancy, development
3. 
a. literature having a large fantasy content
b. a prose or dramatic composition of this type

fantasy

[′fan·tə·sē]
(psychology)
An imagined image or series of images that serves to express unconscious conflicts, to gratify unconscious wishes, or to prepare for anticipated future events.

Fantasy

See also Enchantment.
Aladdin’s lamp
when rubbed, genie appears to do possessor’s bidding. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”]
Alice
undergoes fantastic adventures, such as dealing with the “real” Queen of Hearts. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass]
Alnaschar
dreams of the wealth he will realize from the sale of his glassware. [Arab. Lit.: Benét, 26]
Arabian Nights
compilation of Middle and Far Eastern tales. [Arab. Lit.: Parrinder, 26]
Back to Methuselah
England in the late twenty-second century is a bureaucracy administered by Chinese men and African women. [Br. Drama: Shaw Back to Methuselah in Magill III, 82]
Baggins, Bilbo Hobbit
who wanders afar and brings back the One Ring of Power to The Shire. [Br. Lit.: The Hobbit]
Bloom, Leopold
enlivens his uneventful life with amorous daydreams. [Irish Lit.: Joyce Ulysses in Magill I, 1040]
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
magical car helps track down criminals. [Children’s Lit.: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang]
Dorothy
flies via tornado to Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Dream Children
in a reverie, Charles Lamb tells stories to his two imaginary children. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 287]
Fantasia
music comes to life in animated cartoon. [Am. Cinema: Fantasia in Disney Films, 38–45]
Harvey
six-foot rabbit who appears only to a genial drunkard. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 444]
Jurgen
regaining his lost youth, he has strange “adventures with a host of mythical persons. [Am. Lit.: Jurgen in Magill I, 464]
Land
of the Giants a Gulliver’s Travels in outer space. [TV: Terrace, II, 10–11]
Little Prince, The
travels to Earth from his star; fable by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943). [Fr. Lit.: Benét, 889]
Lord of the Rings, The
“feigned history” of the Hobbits; epic trilogy written by J. R. R. Tolkein. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1013]
Millionaire, The
mysterious Croesus bestows fortunes on unsuspecting individuals. [TV: Terrace, II, 97–98]
Mitty, Walter
timid man who imagines himself a hero. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 1006; Am. Cinema and Drama: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty]
Narnia
kingdom in which fantasy cycle of seven tales by C. S. Lewis takes place. [Children’s Lit.: Fisher, 289–290]
O’Gill, Darby
befriends dwarfdom. [Am. Cinema: Darby O’Gill and the Little People in Disney Films, 159–162]
Pan, Peter
escapes to Never Never Land to avoid growing up. [Br. and Am. Drama: Benét, 778]
Poppins, Mary
enchanted nanny guides her charges through fey adventures. [Children’s Lit.: Mary Poppins; Am. Cinema: Mary Poppins in Disney Films, 226–232]
Thirteen Clocks, The
beautiful princess is won by a disguised prince who fulfills her guardian’s task with the aid of laughter that turns to jewels. [Am. Lit.: Thurber The Thirteen Clocks in Weiss, 462]
Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The
adventures in land “somewhere over the rainbow.” [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
References in periodicals archive ?
Contrasting this was Realiteit, which presents a world as unstable as that of Fantasie.
18, Princesse Tam Tam @ Amazon Lace detail bra, PS56, and thong, PS27, Fauve by Fantasie @ Figleaves Jewelled bra, PS12.
Manufacturer Fantasie revealed as many as 10,000 women had already grabbed the product from specialist shops.
Freya, Fantasie and Simone Perele are just a few of the exclusive brands they will be bringing to the show.
Grand Cirque is currently staging its Fantasie show at the Liverpool Empire.
Hershberger's program will include Andante favori in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven; Three Intermezzi by Johannes Brahms; Fantasie in C Major by Robert Schumann; and Ballade No.
Stocking a number of leading brands such as Freya, Fantasie, Panache, Elixir de Lingerie, Fauve, Elle Macpherson Intimates, Boudoir and Triumph, Girlie Things also offers an extensive range of alternative swimwear all year round including collections by Chloe, Vivienne Westwood and Just Cavalli, to add a truly luxurious touch to any summer or winter holiday.
Whether you're after cosy robes, classic pyjamas or sexy lingerie from big name favourites such as Triumph, Fantasie and Polo Ralph Lauren, you'll find it at figleaves.
Also on the programme are Chopin's Fantasie in F Major and Beethoven's Sonata Op 21 number 1.
Contains: Sonata in D Minor; Fantasie Sonata; Sonata in D Major.
France's Lyon Opera Ballet will celebrate the work of Europe's finest contemporary women choreographers in a fresh and compelling program that includes ``Die Grosse Fuge'' by Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker; Fantasie by Sasha Waltz; and Groosland by Maguy Marin, whose shocking remake of the Cinderella fairy tale, ``Cendrillion,'' vaulted the company to international fame.
The Lingerie Company offers 10pc off all prices shown on brands such as Fantasie, Gossard, Lepel, Ballet and Triumph.