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Fancy

Fan´cy   Pronunciation: făn´sŷ
n.1.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.An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
3.An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.
4.Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.
5.That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
London pride is a pretty fancy for borders.
- Mortimer.
6.A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
The fancy
all of a class who exhibit and cultivate any peculiar taste or fancy; hence, especially, sporting characters taken collectively, or any specific class of them, as jockeys, gamblers, prize fighters, etc.
v. i.1.To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
[imp. & p. p. Fancied p. pr. & vb. n. Fancying ( ).]
2.To love.
v. t.1.To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
He whom I fancy, but can ne'er express.
- Dryden.
2.To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
3.To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).
a.1.Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes.
2.Extravagant; above real value.
Fancy ball
a ball in which porsons appear in fanciful dresses in imitation of the costumes of different persons and nations.
Fancy fair
a fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally for some charitable purpose.
Fancy goods
fabrics of various colors, patterns, etc., as ribbons, silks, laces, etc., in distinction from those of a simple or plain color or make.
Fancy line
(Naut.) a line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff; - used to haul it down.
Fancy roller
(Carding Machine) a clothed cylinder (usually having straight teeth) in front of the doffer.
Fancy stocks
a species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial.
Fancy store
one where articles of fancy and ornament are sold.
Fancy woods
the more rare and expensive furniture woods, as mahogany, satinwood, rosewood, etc.
Noun1.Fancyfancy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
2.fancy - fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3.fancy - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
Synonyms: fondness, partiality
Verb1.fancy - 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"
2.fancy - have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
Synonyms: take to, go for
Adj.1.fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
Antonyms:
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
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Fancy ball
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Fancy line
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Fancy roller
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Fancy woods
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