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Meaning & Definition of Fancy in English

English

Fancy

/fænsi/

noun

1. Something many people believe that is false

  • "They have the illusion that i am very wealthy"
    synonym:
  • illusion
  • ,
  • fantasy
  • ,
  • phantasy
  • ,
  • fancy

2. A kind of imagination that was held by coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

    synonym:
  • fancy

3. A predisposition to like something

  • "He had a fondness for whiskey"
    synonym:
  • fondness
  • ,
  • fancy
  • ,
  • partiality

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • visualize
  • ,
  • visualise
  • ,
  • envision
  • ,
  • project
  • ,
  • fancy
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • picture
  • ,
  • image

2. Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

  • "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
    synonym:
  • fancy
  • ,
  • go for
  • ,
  • take to

adjective

1. Not plain

  • Decorative or ornamented
  • "Fancy handwriting"
  • "Fancy clothes"
    synonym:
  • fancy

Examples of using

I fancy we've met before.
The drawing was mounted in a fancy frame.