(Fan"tasm) n. [See Phantasm, Fancy.] Same as Phantasm.
(Fan"tast) n. One whose manners or ideas are fantastic. [R.] Coleridge.
(Fan*tas"tic) a. [F. fantastique, fr. Gr. able to represent, fr. to make visible. See Fancy.]
1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.
2. Having the nature of a phantom; unreal. Shak.
3. Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a
4. Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.
There at the foot of yonder nodding beech,T. Gray.
That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high.
Syn. Fanciful; imaginative; ideal; visionary; capricious; chimerical; whimsical; queer. See Fanciful.
(Fan*tas"tic), n. A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.
Our fantastics, who, having a fine watch, take all ocasions to draw it out to be seen.Fuller.