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Verb: fancy  fan(t)-see
  1. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    "I can't fancy him on horseback!";
    - visualize, visualise [Brit], envision, project, see, figure, picture, image
     
  2. Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
    "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweller's window";
    - go for, take to
     
  3. [Brit] (informal) find sexually attractive
    "he definitely fancies her"
Adjective: fancy (fancier,fanciest)  fan(t)-see
  1. Not plain; decorative or ornamented
    "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
Noun: fancy  fan(t)-see
  1. Something that many people believe but is false
    - illusion, fantasy, phantasy [archaic]
     
  2. A kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
     
  3. A predisposition to like something
    "he had a fancy for whiskey";
    - fondness, partiality
Interjection: fancy  fan(t)-see
Usage: Brit
  1. Used to express surprise
    "Strewth! Didn't fancy stopping with those chaps"; "fancy that, it was only a dollar last time I was here!";
    - Christ, Christmas, crikey [Brit], cripes, cor [Brit], crumbs [Brit], gosh, golly, by George, by Jove, blimey [Brit], gorblimey [Brit], cor blimey [Brit], my, holy cow, holy mackerel, holy smoke, holy moley, holy moly, good grief, goodness, goodness me, Gordon Bennett, gracious, gracious me, fancy that, gawd, god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy, jeez, geez, strewth [Brit], struth [Brit], yikes, I'll be blowed [Brit], blow me [Brit], Holy-dooly [Austral], heck, blooming heck [Brit], jeepers, jeepers creepers, Lord, Lordy, marry [archaic], well I never, heavens, good heavens, my goodness, Jesus, bejesus [N. Amer], od [archaic]

Derived forms: fancies, fancied, fanciest, fancier, fancying

See also: adorned, aureate, baroque, battlemented, busy, castellated, castled, churrigueresco, churrigueresque, crackle, damascene, damask, decorated, dressy, elaborate, embattled, fanciful, fantastic, flamboyant, florid, fussy, lacelike, lacey, lacy, luxuriant, puff, puffed, rhetorical, rococo, vermicular, vermiculate, vermiculated

Type of: conceive of, desire, envisage, ideate, imagination, imaginativeness, imagine, liking, misconception, vision, want

Antonym: plain

Encyclopedia: Fancy, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines