Associations to the word «Fancy»

Wiktionary

FANCY, noun. The imagination.
FANCY, noun. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea.
FANCY, noun. An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; an impression.
FANCY, noun. A whim.
FANCY, noun. Love or amorous attachment.
FANCY, noun. The object of inclination or liking.
FANCY, noun. Any sport or hobby pursued by a group.
FANCY, noun. The enthusiasts of such a pursuit.
FANCY, noun. A diamond with a distinctive colour.
FANCY, noun. That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
FANCY, noun. (obsolete) A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
FANCY, noun. In the game of jacks, a style of play involving additional actions (contrasted with plainsies).
FANCY, adjective. Decorative.
FANCY, adjective. Of a superior grade.
FANCY, adjective. Executed with skill.
FANCY, adjective. (colloquial) Unnecessarily complicated.
FANCY, adjective. (obsolete) Extravagant; above real value.
FANCY, verb. (formal) To appreciate without jealousy or greed.
FANCY, verb. (British) would like
FANCY, verb. (British) (informal) To be sexually attracted to.
FANCY, verb. (dated) To imagine, suppose.
FANCY, verb. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
FANCY, verb. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
FANCY BALL, noun. (dated) A ball where guests come in fancy dress.
FANCY DRESS, noun. (UK) A costume, disguise to masquerade as something or someone else.
FANCY DRESS, noun. (uncountable) Formalwear.
FANCY FAIR, noun. (historical) A fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally for some charitable purpose.
FANCY GOODS, noun. (retail) Decorative luxury items.
FANCY LINE, noun. (nautical) A line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff; used to haul it down.
FANCY MAN, noun. (British) A woman's lover.
FANCY PANTS, noun. (US) A person wearing fancy clothing; a member of a social elite.
FANCY PANTS, noun. A person very concerned with their appearance.
FANCY ROLLER, noun. A clothed cylinder (usually having straight teeth) in front of the doffer in a carding machine.
FANCY STOCK, noun. (finance) (dated) A stock that offers great opportunity for stock gambling, since it has no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in its price are artificial.
FANCY THAT, interjection. An exclamation of surprise

Dictionary definition

FANCY, noun. Something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy".
FANCY, noun. A kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination.
FANCY, noun. A predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey".
FANCY, 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, verb. Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window".
FANCY, adjective. Not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke