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Definitions of "fancy"

  • The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature. See Synonyms at imagination. noun
  • An image or a fantastic invention created by the mind. noun
  • A capricious notion; a whim. noun
  • A capricious liking or inclination. noun
  • Critical sensibility; taste. noun
  • Amorous or romantic attachment; love. noun
  • The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group. noun
  • The sport or pursuit, such as boxing, engaging the interest of such a group. noun
  • Highly decorated: a fancy hat. adjective
  • Arising in the fancy; capricious. adjective
  • Executed with skill; complex or intricate: the fancy footwork of a figure skater. adjective
  • Of superior grade; fine: fancy preserves. adjective
  • Excessive or exorbitant: paid a fancy price for the car. adjective
  • Bred for unusual qualities or special points. adjective
  • To visualize; imagine: "She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out” ( Lewis Carroll). verb-transitive
  • To take a fancy to; like. verb-transitive
  • To suppose; guess. verb-transitive
  • The imagination; an imagined image. noun
  • A whim. noun

The word "fancy" in example sentences

What the Chinese eat is a mystery, and such queer compounds enter into their _menu_ that I would give everybody who dines with a Chinaman this advice -- don't enquire too minutely into what is placed before you, or you will eat nothing, and so offend your host; bolt it and fancy it is something nice -- and _fancy_ goes for something at times, I can assure you.. [In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83]

IV. iv.493 (354,2) [and by my fancy] It must be remembered that _fancy_ in this author very often, as in this place, means _love_.. [Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies]

I did not use the term fancy doctor to be sarcastic.. [18-foot hedges and a motion sensor]

But she knew that had she done so — had she so resolved — that which she called her fancy would have been too strong for her.. [Phineas Finn]

But let me tell you that what you call a fancy has been anything but a fancy with me, to be over like a spring shower.. [The Hand of Ethelberta]

But she knew that had she done so, — had she so resolved, — that which she called her fancy would have been too strong for her.. [Phineas Finn]

But she knew that had she done so -- had she so resolved -- that which she called her fancy would have been too strong for her.. [Phineas Finn]

But she knew that had she done so, -- had she so resolved, -- that which she called her fancy would have been too strong for her.. [Phineas Finn The Irish Member]

She got what she describes as a fancy education - Barnard and Yale Law - not as a legacy, but by dint of brains and hard work.. [ Top Stories]

But the Greeks call it fancy, which signifies appearance, and is as proper to one sense as to another.. [Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill]

Boringly, The Register proves that it is just a woman in fancy dress.. [Victorian ghost captured on Google Street View]

The history is accurate, the writing graceful and the characters not merely modern people in fancy dress.. [Stromata Blog:]

For my Yankee readers, most of whom know not the term convocation, it's a word used for the ceremonies of entering and leaving university ... in other words a fancy-pants greeting and a graduation that is conducted primarily in Latin.. [trinityboy Diary Entry]

When the passion takes form it calls fancy back from its loose reveries and fixes it upon a single object.. [The Life of Reason]

A crowd of loud-voiced, perspiring girls in short fancy petticoats and with bare necks and arms, pushed their way towards the mysterious and ladder-like staircases and scrambled up them.. [A Mummer's Wife]

Good changes upon the word fancy, sir; but to carry them a little farther — I fancy that if at a fanciful time of life your fancy had been fixed upon any other woman, you would not have fancied this, or any second; however justly celebrated for beauty and goodness.. [Vicissitudes in Genteel Life]

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