[ 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"
Used in print(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
So do n't see yourself as a heroine or fancy this little adventure is an event of major importance '' .
[ adjective ] not plain; decorative or ornamented
"fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"
Used in print(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
She gave herself fancy airs !(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Hastening to the attic , the temperature of_which was easily hotter than the Gold_Coast , you proceeded to mask the windows with a fancy wool coverlet , some khaki pants , and the_like , and to ransack the innumerable boxes and barrels stored there .
[ noun ] something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
Used in print(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
He had picked_out this pathless trail , instead of the common one , in a moment of romantic fancy , to give them privacy on their honeymoon .
[ verb ] have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
"She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
Used in print(Idwal Jones, "Santa Cruz Run"...)
Vernon , however , held_out for plain oyster roast , and plenty of_it , unadorned by herbs or any seasoning but salt , though he did fancy a_bit of lemon .
[ noun ] fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
In May , 1803 , Ritter , in another flight of fancy , wrote to Oersted a letter that contained a remarkable prophecy .