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Meaning of word fancy from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

fancy   noun

Meaning : Something many people believe that is false.

Example : They have the illusion that I am very wealthy.

Synonyms : fantasy, illusion, phantasy

Meaning : Imagination or fantasy. Held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination.

Example : Never had the wildest flights of fancy imagined such magnificence.

Meaning : A predisposition to like something.

Example : He had a fondness for whiskey.
She had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less.

Synonyms : fondness, partiality

fancy   adjective

Meaning : Not plain. Decorative or ornamented.

Example : Fancy handwriting.
Fancy clothes.

Not elaborate or elaborated. Simple.

Plain food.
Stuck to the plain facts.
A plain blue suit.
A plain rectangular brick building.

fancy   verb

Meaning : Imagine. Conceive of. See in one's mind.

Example : I can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.

Synonyms : envision, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize

Meaning : Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for.

Example : She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window.

Synonyms : go for, take to