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Definition of FANCY

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Fancy \Fan"cy\, v. t.
     1. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine. [1913 Webster]

              He whom I fancy, but can ne'er express. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
        "We fancy not the cardinal." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal). [1913 Webster]

              He fancied he was welcome, because those arounde him were his kinsmen.                     --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fancy \Fan"cy\ (f[a^]n"s[y^]), n.; pl. {Fancies}. [Contr. fr. fantasy, OF. fantasie, fantaisie, F. fantaisie, L. phantasia, fr. Gr. ???????? appearance, imagination, the power of perception and presentation in the mind, fr. ???????? to make visible, to place before one's mind, fr. ??????? to show; akin to ????, ???, light, Skr. bh[=a]to shine. Cf. {Fantasy}, {Fantasia}, {Epiphany}, {Phantom}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              In the soul
              Are many lesser faculties, that serve Reason as chief. Among these fancy next Her office holds.                     --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit. [1913 Webster]

              How now, my lord ! why do you keep alone, Of sorriest fancies your companoins making ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression. [1913 Webster]

              I have always had a fancy that learning might be made a play and recreation to children. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     4. Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking. [1913 Webster]

              To fit your fancies to your father's will. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value. [1913 Webster]

              London pride is a pretty fancy for borders.
                                                    --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     6. A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad. [Obs.]
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     {The fancy}, all of a class who exhibit and cultivate any peculiar taste or fancy; hence, especially, sporting characters taken collectively, or any specific class of them, as jockeys, gamblers, prize fighters, etc. [1913 Webster]

              At a great book sale in London, which had congregated all the fancy.            --De Quincey.

     Syn: Imagination; conceit; taste; humor; inclination; whim; liking. See {Imagination}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fancy \Fan"cy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fancied}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Fancying}.]
     1. To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof. [1913 Webster]

              If our search has reached no farther than simile and metaphor, we rather fancy than know.  --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     2. To love. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fancy \Fan"cy\, a.
     1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster]

     2. Extravagant; above real value.
        [1913 Webster]

              This anxiety never degenerated into a monomania, like that which led his [Frederick the Great's] father to pay fancy prices for giants. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     {Fancy ball}, a ball in which porsons appear in fanciful dresses in imitation of the costumes of different persons and nations.

     {Fancy fair}, a fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally for some charitable purpose.

     {Fancy goods}, fabrics of various colors, patterns, etc., as ribbons, silks, laces, etc., in distinction from those of a simple or plain color or make.

     {Fancy line} (Naut.), a line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff; -- used to haul it down.

     {Fancy roller} (Carding Machine), a clothed cylinder (usually having straight teeth) in front of the doffer.

     {Fancy stocks}, a species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial.

     {Fancy store}, one where articles of fancy and ornament are sold.

     {Fancy woods}, the more rare and expensive furniture woods, as mahogany, satinwood, rosewood, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

574 Moby Thesaurus words for "fancy":
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ornate, ostentatious, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, overbig, overcharged, overdeveloped, overelaborate, overelegant, overgreat, overgrown, overlabored, overlarge, overloaded, overmuch, overpriced, overweening, overworked, overwrought, palatial, partiality, particular choice, passing fancy, passion, peculiarity, penchant, perception, personal choice, perverseness, phantasm, phantom, physical love, picture, picturesque, pine for, pleasure, pleasure principle, plush, politic, popular regard, popularity, posh, predilection, predisposition, prefer, preference, prefigure, prejudice, premium, prepossession, preposterous, presume, presuppose, presurmise, pretentious, pretty-pretty, pricey, prime, princely, proclivity, produce, professional, proficient, prohibitive, propensity, proud, provisionally accept, purple, quality, quick, quick hunch, quirk, quite some, ready, recept, reckon, reflection, reflex, regard, representation, repute, resolution, resourceful, rich, ritzy, rococo, romance, sanction, say, select, sentiment, set down as, sex, sexual desire, sexual love, shape, shine, sick fancy, skillful, skyrocketing, slick, some, special, spiraling, spiritual love, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, stately, statesmanlike, steep, stiff, style, stylish, sudden thought, sumptuous, superb, superfancy, superfine, superior, suppose, supposition, surmise, suspect, swank, swanky, swell, sympathy, tactful, take, take for, take for granted, take it, take to, take to be, taste, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, the compleat, the complete, theory, thick-coming fancies, thing, think, think up, thirst for knowledge, thought, tony, too much, top, toy, trip, trow, truelove, turn, type, unbridled, unconscionable, understand, undue, unpayable, unrealistic, unreality, unreasonable, unreasonableness, unrestrained, unwarranted, urge, usurious, uxoriousness, vagary, vapor, vaunting, velleity, view as, virtuoso, vision, visionary, visualize, volition, want, wanting, weakness, ween, well-done, whim, whim-wham, whimsical, whimsy, wildest dreams, will, will and pleasure, will power, wish, wish for, wish fulfillment, wish to goodness, wish very much, workmanlike, worship, would fain do, yearning


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