What does the word fantasy mean?

Usage examples for fantasy

  1. What this man lacks in reality he endeavors to substitute in his fantasy. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  2. This, said the Cardinal, was perhaps a fantasy rather than an actual determination. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. And now it was Alice who looked mournfully out of the dark at him; and now the little old charwoman, Mrs Gull, with her bag hooked over her arm, climbed painfully up the area steps; and now it was the lean vexed face of a friend, nursing some restless and anxious grievance against him- Mr Bethany; and then and ever again it was the face of one who seemed pure dream and fantasy and yet... – The Return by Walter de la Mare