1. Mašta, uobrazilja; maštarija, sanjarija;
2. muz. (tal. fantasia) Kompozicija bogata sadržinom u nevezanom obliku često sa više delova ili stavova koji prelaze jedan u drugi;
3. psih. Svesno preobražavanje pretstava i njihovo spajanje u nove spojeve pretstava koji nisu u opažanju dati (deltanost kojom u duši postaju slike predmeta je reproduktivna ukoliko ponovno predočava opažanja, a produktivna ukoliko proizvodi nove tvorevine; ova poslednja ima najveći značaj u umetnosti);
4. Priča stvorena maštom;
5. Priviđenje, utvara, tlapnja; up. Fantaz.
ETYM New Lat. Related to Chimera.
In Greek mythology, a fire-breathing animal with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a tail in the form of a snake; hence any apparent hybrid of two or more creatures. The chimera was killed by the hero Bellerophon on the winged horse Pegasus.
Imaginary monster; bogy; impossible idea.
Smooth-skinned deep-sea fish with a tapering body and long threadlike tail.
ETYM Latin chimaera a chimera, Greek chimera, chimera, he-goat; cf. Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.
In biology, an organism composed of tissues that are genetically different. Chimeras can develop naturally if a mutation occurs in a cell of a developing embryo, but are more commonly produced artificially by implanting cells from one organism into the embryo of another.
A grotesque product of the imagination; SYN. chimaera.
A vain fancy speculation; a reverie; an unfounded hope.
ETYM Contr. from fantasy, Old Fren. fantasie, fantaisie, French fantaisie, Latin phantasia, from Greek to make visible, to place before one's mind, from phainein to show.
Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination.
ETYM Italian See Fancy.
A musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes.
Or fantasy, phantasy, or fanc; In music, a free-form instrumental composition for keyboard or chamber ensemble, originating in the late Renaissance, and much favored by English composers Dowland, Gibbons, and Byrd.
It implies the free manipulation of musical figures without regard to models of form. Later composers include Telemann, J S Bach, and Mozart.
1. Fiction with a large amount of imagination in it; SYN. phantasy.
2. Imagination unrestricted by reality; SYN. phantasy.
ETYM Latin vagari to stroll about. Related to Vague.
1. A wandering or strolling.
2. A wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose.
3. Whim, caprice.