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Definitions of fancy

  1. To believe or suppose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To suppose; conceive in the fancy; have a notion of; form a fancy; imagine; take a liking to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal). Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To imagine; take a liking to; be pleased with. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To portray in the mind; to imagine; to have a fancy or liking for; to be pleased with; -pr.p. fancying; pa.p. fancied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To imagine something without proof or grounds for so doing; suppose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To portray in the mind; to conceive a liking for; to be pleased with. The fancy, sporting characters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To figure to one's self; to imagine; to like; to be pleased with. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Fancying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Idea; imagination; notion; liking; caprice; pet pursuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Imagination; caprice; notion; liking. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. The power or act of forming mental images at random; imagination in its lower form. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A visionary notion; vagary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A liking; that which one likes; a pet pursuit; hobby; fad. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Extravagant; above real value. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Ornamental; not plain; based on imagination; elegant; above actual worth; as, a fancy price. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Pleasing to, or guided by fancy or caprice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Pleasing, or created by, fancy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To imagine; be pleased with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Pertaining to or proceeding from fancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Merely pleasing to the taste or fancy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. Elegant; ornamental. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Fancied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for fancy

  1. When he isn't, you can fancy what!" – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  2. " 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
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