illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(noun)
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
fondness, fancy, partiality(adj)
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
not plain; decorative or ornamented
"fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
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"
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"
The imagination; an imagined image.
The film rose from Stephen's fancy.
I had a fancy to learn to play the flute.
Love or amorous attachment.
He took a fancy to her.
Any sport or hobby pursued by a group.
The enthusiasts of such a pursuit.
He fell out of favor with the boxing fancy after the incident.
A diamond with a distinctive colour.
To appreciate without jealousy or greed.
I fancy your new car, but I like my old one just fine.
To be sexually attracted to.
I fancy that girl over there.
To imagine, suppose.
This is a fancy shawl.
Of a superior grade.
This box contains bottles of the fancy grade of jelly.
Executed with skill.
He initiated the game winning play with a fancy, deked saucer pass to the winger.
I'm not keen on him and his fancy ideas.
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
an image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit
an opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression
inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking
that which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value
a sort of love song or light impromptu ballad
to figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof
to form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine
to have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners
to believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal)
adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods
extravagant; above real value
"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
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.]
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.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fancy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1959
Rank popularity for the word 'fancy' in Verbs Frequency: #783
The numerical value of fancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of fancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fancy in a Sentence
Many butt-slappers and thigh-strokers fancy that they are merely flirting and flattering.
I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.
There is nothing imminent. Are there ongoing discussions ? Sure, we've had banks, infrastructure funds, MLPs (Master Limited Partnerships), interest from suppliers. Nothing has really tickled our fancy yet and let me make it clear we're not actively marketing our company.
Consuming protein this way stimulates protein synthesis in the cells, which is just a fancy way of saying the production of healthy, lean muscle mass.
There is variety of healthy dietary patterns to follow, whatever tickles your fancy and your palate.
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Translations for fancy
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- غير حقيقيArabic
- прищявка, представям си, причудлив, харесвам, обичам, фантазия, въображение, каприз, пристрастие, въобразявам си, украсен, майсторски изработенBulgarian
- fantasiaCatalan, Valencian
- mít chuťCzech
- 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
- gustar, tener ganas, antojar, tincar, ser atraído por, apetecer, provocarSpanish
- علاقه داشتن بهPersian
- hienostunut, hieno, oikku, koristeellinen, päähänpisto, harrastajat, intoilijat, tehdä mieli, ihastus, halutaFinnish
- saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- capriccio, fantasia, impuntatura, sbandata, mania, maniaco, ghiribizzo, fanatico, fedele, amanteItalian
- zin in hebbenDutch
- бажати, хотіти, уявляти, уявитиUkrainian
- پسند ہیںUrdu
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