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.

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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?

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How to say fancy in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Amit Etkin:

    The neat part about it … is the data are out there, it’s just about asking the questions, not coming up with a fancy new tool, simply asking the question, and when you do, very interesting, surprising things come up.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now your gambols, your songs your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar Not one now, to mock your own grinning Quite chap-fallen Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.

  4. Anna Zafesova:

    Not only because its one of very few sources of free information about corruption and the abuse of power in Putins Russia, but also because its a sign that Navalny is not just a famous media person, he has dozens of young women and men perfectly capable of carrying on his investigative work. Maybe they are less charismatic than he, but they are proof that the Russian opposition is not only virtual and cannot be silenced with the poisoning of its leader. POISONED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY OUT OF COMA AND RESPONSIVE: GERMAN HOSPITAL Navalnys spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and fellow team member Georgi Alburov front the Tatarstan film, and said they were followed and harassed while shooting by men who blocked their paths with quad bikes or lurked nearby. Some dramatic images along those lines appear in the film.Yarmysh talks about how Tatarstan was supposed to be one of Navalnys stops on his late summer swing through Russian regions ahead of elections. Navalny was lobbying forSmart Voting. He argued that ifhe and people like him couldnt run in elections in Russia, the next best thing wasto simply vote for a candidate who is not from the same party as President Vladimir Putin, United Russia. Navalnyfamously called it the party of crooks and thieves and wantedto chip away at its monopoly on power howeverpossible.He believes Smart Voting can eventually dislodge it from power. GERMANY SUGGESTS HALT TO RUSSIA PIPELINE PROJECT, SEEKS COOPERATION WITH NAVALNY POISONING INVESTIGATION In the documentary from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Navalnys team keeps up his stylistic pace with drone video of what itidentifiesas the palatial homes of the regional president and his family, punctuated withvideoof the vast collection of fancy watches from Patek Phillipe to Breguet worn byleaderRustam Minnikhanov. Even if you dont understand Russian, it is compelling TV, Zafesova said. Navalnys investigations have evolved over the years from merely facts and analysis on his blog to full-scale movies.He invented a whole new way to oppose power, a mix of media and politics which is very important in a censored media environment like Russia and fills the void of free media as well as free debate and an independent judicial system.Navalnys videos are funny, clever, precise and shocking, not just angry denunciations of the wrongdoings of government.

  5. Lena Dunham:

    Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what's the problem? if they want to see what I really look like go watch the show that I make every single week.

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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
  • 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

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