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Fantasy vs. Fable

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Fantasynoun

That which comes from one's imagination.

Fablenoun

A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, etc. as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.

Fantasynoun

(literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.

Fablenoun

Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.

Fantasynoun

A fantastical design.

Fablenoun

Fiction; untruth; falsehood.

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Fantasynoun

(slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

Fablenoun

The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.

Fantasyverb

To fantasize (about).

Fableverb

To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.

Fantasyverb

(obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

Fableverb

To make up; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely; to recount in the form of a fable.

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Fantasyverb

(transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

Fablenoun

A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.

‘Jotham's fable of the trees is the oldest extant.’;

Fantasynoun

Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.

‘Is not this something more than fantasy ?’; ‘A thousand fantasiesBegin to throng into my memory.’;

Fablenoun

The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.

‘The moral is the first business of the poet; this being formed, he contrives such a design or fable as may be most suitable to the moral.’;

Fantasynoun

Fantastic designs.

‘Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.’;

Fablenoun

Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.

‘We grewThe fable of the city where we dwelt.’;

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Fantasyverb

To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

‘Which he doth most fantasy.’;

Fablenoun

Fiction; untruth; falsehood.

‘It would look like a fable to report that this gentleman gives away a great fortune by secret methods.’;

Fantasynoun

imagination unrestricted by reality;

‘a schoolgirl fantasy’;

Fableverb

To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.

‘Vain now the tales which fabling poets tell.’; ‘He fables, yet speaks truth.’;

Fantasynoun

fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it;

‘she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies’;

Fableverb

To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

‘The hell thou fablest.’;

Fantasynoun

something many people believe that is false;

‘they have the illusion that I am very wealthy’;

Fablenoun

a deliberately false or improbable account

Fantasynoun

the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things

‘his researches had moved into the realms of fantasy’; ‘a fantasy world’;

Fablenoun

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Fantasynoun

a fanciful mental image, typically one on which a person often dwells and which reflects their conscious or unconscious wishes

‘the notion of being independent is a child's ultimate fantasy’;

Fablenoun

a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

Fantasynoun

an idea with no basis in reality

‘it is a misleading fantasy to suggest that the bill can be implemented’;

Fable

Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized, and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson (a ), which may at the end be added explicitly as a concise maxim or saying. A fable differs from a parable in that the latter excludes animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as actors that assume speech or other powers of humankind.

‘moral’;

Fantasynoun

a genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, especially in a setting other than the real world.

Fantasynoun

denoting a competition or league in which participants select imaginary teams from among the players in a real sports league and score points according to the actual performance of their players

‘look at their dedication to fantasy leagues and the enormous minutiae of the stats they memorize’; ‘he's my second-round draft choice in fantasy baseball this year’;

Fantasynoun

a fantasia.

Fantasyverb

imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about

‘it is ludicrous to fantasy ‘disinventing’ the hydrogen bomb’;

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

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