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Definitions of fancy

  1.   The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.
  2.   To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
  3.   A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
  4.   something many people believe that is false; " they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
  5.   To portray in the mind; to imagine; to have a fancy or liking for; to be pleased with; - pr. p. fancying; pa. p. fancied.
  6.   Pleasing to, or guided by fancy or caprice.
  7.   a predisposition to like something; " he had a fondness for whiskey"
  8.   To figure to one's self; to imagine; to like; to be pleased with.
  9.   That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
  10.   Merely pleasing to the taste or fancy.
  11.   To believe or suppose.
  12.   The faculty which the mind has of forming to itself images or representations of things at pleasure, often synonymous with imagination; fantasy; the resulting image or representation; an opinion or notion; taste; conception; inclination; liking; conceit; whim; something that pleasea or entertains without real use or value.
  13.   To imagine; be pleased with.
  14.   To imagine something without proof or grounds for so doing; suppose.
  15.   An image or representation formed in the mind at pleasure, but not always connected with reason or practicability; a false notion; a liking; a conceit or whim.
  16.   Idea; imagination; notion; liking; caprice; pet pursuit.
  17.   To portray in the mind; to conceive a liking for; to be pleased with. The fancy, sporting characters.
  18.   fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
  19.   The power or act of forming mental images at random; imagination in its lower form.
  20.   That faculty of the mind by which it recalls, represents, or makes to appear past images or impressions; an image or representation thus formed in the mind; an unreasonable or capricious opinion; a whim; capricious inclination or liking.
  21.   Pertaining to or proceeding from fancy.
  22.   Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.
  23.   A visionary notion; vagary.
  24.   Imagination; caprice; notion; liking.
  25.   Fancying.
  26.   To imagine; take a liking to; be pleased with.
  27.   An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
  28.   To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine ( something which is unreal).
  29.   Fancied.
  30.   To suppose; conceive in the fancy; have a notion of; form a fancy; imagine; take a liking to.
  31.   Ornamental; not plain; based on imagination; elegant; above actual worth; as, a fancy price.
  32.   not plain; decorative or ornamented; " fancy handwriting"; " fancy clothes"
  33.   Pleasing, or created by, fancy.
  34.   Extravagant; above real value.
  35.   Elegant; ornamental.
  36.   To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
  37.   A liking; that which one likes; a pet pursuit; hobby; fad.
  38.   An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.
  39.   Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.
  40.   To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
  41.   have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; " She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
  42.   imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; " I can't see him on horseback!"; " I can see what will happen"; " I can see a risk in this strategy"
  43.   To love.

Quotes of fancy

  1. I didn't expect to win the Oscar. You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think it happens to fancy people. It was really surreal. – Jennifer Connelly
  2. And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before. – Hart Crane
  3. I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die. – Maria Edgeworth
  4. Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment. – Hugh Grant
  5. Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption. – Ian Hacking
  6. They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. – Lillian Hellman
  7. I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks. – John Lee Hooker
  8. To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind. – John Lyly
  9. Its Arsenal 0- Everton 1, and the longer it stays like that the more you've got to fancy Everton. – John Motson
  10. I'd rather have a real South Dakotan who has lived in this state and made her living here instead of someone with a fancy East Coast law degree any day. – Kristi Noem
  11. I didn't fancy any of my teachers. – Katie Price
  12. I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts. – Ernestine Rose
  13. I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding." – John Searle
  14. It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination. – Bishop Robert South

Usage examples for fancy

  1. “ " You don't need a fancy office to run a paper," Salt grinned. ” – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. But why do you fancy Rienzi had a hand in it? ” – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. “ I fancy she was thinking of Sir Booth, for she glanced toward the boat; and perhaps the kind old lady was thinking of somebody else, also. ” – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. “ Is it only my fancy – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  5. So there is some use in Patricia's fancy – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  6. “ " He's took a graidely fancy to thee. ” – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. “ No; I fancy he has no place of business in town. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  8. It was fancy that night. ” – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  9. She doesn't care two pins for your Mr. Long, and I fancy he knows it by this time. ” – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  10. I've told you what I fancy doing. ” – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  11. The truth- fancy this is the truth! ” – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  12. When he isn't, you can fancy what!" ” – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  13. Surely you're not afraid Caroline will take a fancy to him. ” – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. Surely it had been fancy – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Quite a bit, I fancy – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  16. “ " I fancy sir, there are many for it, who are hardly fit for this work up here," replied Barry quietly. ” – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  17. “ " I have rather a fancy to go there," he replied. ” – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  18. Fancy her thinking that I had forgotten my own daughter! ” – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  19. “ Broughton,- I hardly fancy I know the name; and yet am I wrong in thinking there is a governess at the vicarage of that name? ” – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  20. “ A handsome lad too; I should fancy he was not English. ” – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford

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