What does fancy mean?

Definitions for fancy
ˈfæn sifan·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fancy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(noun)

    something many people believe that is false

    "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

  2. fancy(noun)

    a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

  3. fondness, fancy, partiality(adj)

    a predisposition to like something

    "he had a fondness for whiskey"

  4. fancy(verb)

    not plain; decorative or ornamented

    "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

  5. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image(verb)

    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"

  6. fancy, go for, take to(verb)

    have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

    "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

Wiktionary

  1. fancy(Noun)

    The imagination; an imagined image.

    The film rose from Stephen's fancy.

  2. fancy(Noun)

    A whim.

    I had a fancy to learn to play the flute.

  3. fancy(Noun)

    Love or amorous attachment.

    He took a fancy to her.

  4. fancy(Noun)

    Any sport or hobby pursued by a group.

  5. fancy(Noun)

    The enthusiasts of such a pursuit.

    He fell out of favor with the boxing fancy after the incident.

  6. fancy(Noun)

    A diamond with a distinctive colour.

  7. fancy(Verb)

    To appreciate without jealousy or greed.

    I fancy your new car, but I like my old one just fine.

  8. fancy(Verb)

    would like

  9. fancy(Verb)

    To be sexually attracted to.

    I fancy that girl over there.

  10. fancy(Verb)

    To imagine, suppose.

  11. fancy(Adjective)

    Decorative.

    This is a fancy shawl.

  12. fancy(Adjective)

    Of a superior grade.

    This box contains bottles of the fancy grade of jelly.

  13. fancy(Adjective)

    Executed with skill.

    He initiated the game winning play with a fancy, deked saucer pass to the winger.

  14. fancy(Adjective)

    Unnecessarily complicated.

    I'm not keen on him and his fancy ideas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fancy(noun)

    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. Fancy(noun)

    an image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit

  3. Fancy(noun)

    an opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression

  4. Fancy(noun)

    inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking

  5. Fancy(noun)

    that which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value

  6. Fancy(noun)

    a sort of love song or light impromptu ballad

  7. Fancy(verb)

    to figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof

  8. Fancy(verb)

    to love

  9. Fancy(verb)

    to form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine

  10. Fancy(verb)

    to have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners

  11. Fancy(verb)

    to believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal)

  12. Fancy(adj)

    adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods

  13. Fancy(adj)

    extravagant; above real value

Freebase

  1. Fancy

    "Fancy" is a song written and originally performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. The song depicts its heroine's overcoming poverty to become a successful courtesan. Other than Gentry's, the best known version of the song was recorded in 1990 by country music artist Reba McEntire for her Rumor Has It album. McEntire had a Top Ten country hit with her cover of the song in 1991.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fancy

    fan′si, n. 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: taste: (Shak.) love.—adj. pleasing to, or guided by, fancy or caprice: elegant or ornamental.—v.t. to portray in the mind: to imagine: to have a fancy or liking for: to be pleased with: to breed animals:—pr.p. fan′cying; pa.p. fan′cied.p.adj. Fan′cied, formed or conceived by the fancy: imagined.—n. Fan′cier, one who has a special liking for anything, or who keeps a special article for sale: one who is governed by fancy.—adj. Fan′ciful, guided or created by fancy: imaginative: whimsical: wild.—adv. Fan′cifully.—n. Fan′cifulness.—adj. Fan′ciless, destitute of fancy.—ns. Fan′cy-ball, a ball at which fancy-dresses in various characters are worn; Fan′cy-dress, dress arranged according to the wearer's fancy, to represent some character in history or fiction; Fan′cy-fair, a special sale of fancy articles for some charitable purpose.—adj. Fan′cy-free (Shak.), free from the power of love.—n.pl. Fan′cy-goods, fabrics of variegated rather than simple pattern, applied generally to articles of show and ornament.—n. Fan′cy-mong′er (Shak.), one who deals in tricks of imagination.—adj. Fan′cy-sick (Shak.), of distempered mind, love-sick.—ns. Fan′cy-stitch, a more intricate and decorative stitch than plain-stitch; Fan′cy-stroke (billiards), an unusual stroke, or one made to show off one's skill; Fan′cy-work, ornamental needlework.—The fancy, sporting characters generally, esp. pugilists: pugilism. [Contracted from fantasy.]

CrunchBase

  1. Fancy

    Fancy (fancy.com) is the place where you discover, collect, and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and innovative stores. Fancy lets you discover an endless assortment of cool stuff, curated by our global community with one thing in common: exceptional taste. Use Fancy to find the best gear, plan a vacation, or keep up to date with the latest fashion.

Suggested Resources

  1. fancy

    Song lyrics by fancy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by fancy on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fancy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1959

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fancy' in Verbs Frequency: #783

How to pronounce fancy?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fancy in sign language?

  1. fancy

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fancy in a Sentence

  1. John Zhu:

    People will say (they are) paying so much for the fancy bottle designs, but that's not true.

  2. Baruch Spinoza:

    Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Rick Santorum've got all these new fancy models and Rick Santorum want to take them for a drive.

  4. C. C. Colton:

    There is a diabolical trio existing in the natural man, implacable, inextinguishable, co-operative and consentaneous, pride, envy, and hate; pride that makes us fancy we deserve all the goods that others possess; envy that some should be admired while we are overlooked; and hate, because all that is bestowed on others, diminishes the sum we think due to ourselves.

  5. Persian Proverb:

    The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.

Images & Illustrations of fancy

  1. fancyfancyfancyfancyfancy

Popularity rank by frequency of use

fancy#1#6823#10000

Translations for fancy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غير حقيقيArabic
  • прищявка, представям си, причудлив, харесвам, обичам, фантазия, въображение, каприз, пристрастие, въобразявам си, украсен, майсторски изработенBulgarian
  • fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
  • mít chuťCzech
  • fancyDanish
  • Anhängertum, Anhängerschaft, Fans, edel, schick, Idee, Einfall, Fantasie, Vorstellung, schrill, Eindruck, ausgefallen, Zuneigung, Leidenschaft, Vernarrtheit, verworren, Anhänger, vertrackt, geschickt, Einbildung, Vorstellungskraft, kunstvoll, Einbildungskraft, raffiniert, kraus, nobel, einfallsreich, GefallenGerman
  • φαντασίαGreek
  • fantazioEsperanto
  • gustar, tener ganas, antojar, tincar, ser atraído por, apetecer, provocarSpanish
  • علاقه داشتن بهPersian
  • hienostunut, hieno, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, harrastajat, intoilijat, tehdä mieli, ihastus, halutaFinnish
  • fantaisieFrench
  • saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
  • capriccio, fantasia, impuntatura, sbandata, mania, maniaco, ghiribizzo, fanatico, fedele, amanteItalian
  • impetusLatin
  • zin in hebbenDutch
  • fancyNorwegian
  • zachciankaPolish
  • chiquePortuguese
  • extravagantRomanian
  • маскарадныйRussian
  • fintSwedish
  • fanteziTurkish
  • бажати, хотіти, уявляти, уявитиUkrainian
  • پسند ہیںUrdu

Get even more translations for fancy »

Translation

Find a translation for the fancy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these fancy definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fancy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 29 Nov. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fancy>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fancy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fancy:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.