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fan·cy

 (făn′sē)
adj. fan·ci·er, fan·ci·est
1.
a. Highly decorated: a fancy hat.
b. Complex or intricate: the fancy footwork of a figure skater.
2.
a. Elegantly fashionable or sophisticated: a fancy restaurant; a fancy way of asking for a loan.
b. Of superior grade; fine: fancy preserves.
3. Excessive or exorbitant: paid a fancy price for the car.
4. Bred for unusual qualities or special points.
n. pl. fan·cies
1. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
2. Something imagined or invented by the mind: "As the fancies that kept crowding in upon him only made him more excited, he got out of bed and tried to think." (Sherwood Anderson).
3.
a. A capricious liking or inclination: I have a fancy for a glass of wine.
b. A romantic liking or interest: She's taken a fancy to you.
4.
a. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
b. The sport or pursuit, such as boxing, engaging the interest of such a group.
tr.v. fan·cied, fan·cy·ing, fan·cies
1.
a. To have a liking or enthusiasm for: fancies sports cars.
b. To have a desire or inclination for: Would you fancy a cup of coffee?
c. To take a romantic interest in (someone): Do you think he fancies her?
2. To imagine or suppose: "I fancy she is an exceedingly proud woman" (Jane Austen).

[From Middle English fantsy, imagination, fantasy, from fantasie; see fantasy.]

fan′ci·ly adv.
fan′ci·ness n.

fancy

(ˈfænsɪ)
adj, -cier or -ciest
1. not plain; ornamented or decorative: a fancy cake; fancy clothes.
2. requiring skill to perform; intricate: a fancy dance routine.
3. arising in the imagination; capricious or illusory
4. (often used ironically) superior in quality or impressive: a fancy course in business administration.
5. higher than expected: fancy prices.
6. (Zoology) (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
n, pl -cies
7. a sudden capricious idea; whim
8. a sudden or irrational liking for a person or thing
9. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination. See imagination4
10. an idea or thing produced by this
11. a mental image
12. taste or judgment, as in art of dress
13. (Classical Music) music Also called: fantasy or fantasia a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc, current during the 16th and 17th centuries
14. the fancy archaic those who follow a particular sport, esp prize fighting
vb (tr) , -cies, -cying or -cied
15. to picture in the imagination
16. to suppose; imagine: I fancy it will rain.
17. (often used with a negative) to like: I don't fancy your chances!.
18. (reflexive) to have a high or ill-founded opinion of oneself: he fancied himself as a doctor.
19. informal to have a wish for; desire: she fancied some chocolate.
20. informal Brit to be physically attracted to (another person)
21. (Zoology) to breed (animals) for particular characteristics
interj
Also: fancy that! an exclamation of surprise or disbelief
[C15 fantsy, shortened from fantasie; see fantasy]
ˈfancily adv
ˈfanciness n

fan•cy

(ˈfæn si)

n., pl. -cies, n.
1. imagination or fantasy, esp. as exercised in a capricious manner.
2. the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc., as in poetry or drawing.
3. a mental conception; notion: happy fancies of being famous.
4. an idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion.
5. a caprice; whim.
6. inclination; a liking: to take a fancy to smoked oysters.
7. critical judgment; taste.
8. amorous inclination; love.
9. the fancy, Archaic. people deeply interested in a sport, art, etc.
adj.
10. of superfine quality or exceptional appeal: fancy goods.
11. decorative: a cake with a fancy icing.
12. whimsical; irregular: a fancy conception of time.
13. costly; exorbitant: a consultant who charges fancy fees.
v.t.
14. to picture to oneself; imagine.
15. to believe without being absolutely sure: I fancy you are my new neighbor.
16. to like.
interj.
17. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise): They invited you, too? Fancy!
[1350–1400; Middle English fan(t)sy, variant of fantasie fantasy]
fan′ci•ness, n.

fancy


Past participle: fancied
Gerund: fancying

Imperative
fancy
fancy
Present
I fancy
you fancy
he/she/it fancies
we fancy
you fancy
they fancy
Preterite
I fancied
you fancied
he/she/it fancied
we fancied
you fancied
they fancied
Present Continuous
I am fancying
you are fancying
he/she/it is fancying
we are fancying
you are fancying
they are fancying
Present Perfect
I have fancied
you have fancied
he/she/it has fancied
we have fancied
you have fancied
they have fancied
Past Continuous
I was fancying
you were fancying
he/she/it was fancying
we were fancying
you were fancying
they were fancying
Past Perfect
I had fancied
you had fancied
he/she/it had fancied
we had fancied
you had fancied
they had fancied
Future
I will fancy
you will fancy
he/she/it will fancy
we will fancy
you will fancy
they will fancy
Future Perfect
I will have fancied
you will have fancied
he/she/it will have fancied
we will have fancied
you will have fancied
they will have fancied
Future Continuous
I will be fancying
you will be fancying
he/she/it will be fancying
we will be fancying
you will be fancying
they will be fancying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fancying
you have been fancying
he/she/it has been fancying
we have been fancying
you have been fancying
they have been fancying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fancying
you will have been fancying
he/she/it will have been fancying
we will have been fancying
you will have been fancying
they will have been fancying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fancying
you had been fancying
he/she/it had been fancying
we had been fancying
you had been fancying
they had been fancying
Conditional
I would fancy
you would fancy
he/she/it would fancy
we would fancy
you would fancy
they would fancy
Past Conditional
I would have fancied
you would have fancied
he/she/it would have fancied
we would have fancied
you would have fancied
they would have fancied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fancy - something many people believe that is falsefancy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
misconception - an incorrect conception
bubble - an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
ignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wisp - an illusion that misleads
wishful thinking - the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
2.fancy - a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
3.fancy - a predisposition to like somethingfancy - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
Verb1.fancy - imaginefancy - 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"
realize, see, understand, realise - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
2.fancy - have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
Adj.1.fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"

fancy

adjective
1. elaborate, decorated, decorative, extravagant, intricate, baroque, ornamented, ornamental, ornate, elegant, fanciful, embellished It was packaged in a fancy plastic case with attractive graphics.
elaborate common, simple, basic, cheap, ordinary, plain, inferior, unadorned, unfussy, undecorated
2. expensive, high-quality, classy, flashy, swish (informal), showy, ostentatious They sent me to a fancy private school.
noun
1. whim, thought, idea, desire, urge, notion, humour, impulse, inclination, caprice His interest was just a passing fancy.
2. delusion, dream, vision, fantasy, nightmare, daydream, chimera, phantasm His book is a bold surrealist mixture of fact and fancy.
verb
1. wish for, want, desire, would like, hope for, dream of, relish, long for, crave, be attracted to, yearn for, thirst for, hanker after, have a yen for I just fancied a drink. Informal
2. be attracted to, find attractive, desire, lust after, like, prefer, favour, take to, go for, be captivated by, have an eye for, have a thing about (informal), have eyes for, take a liking to I think he thinks I fancy him.
3. suppose, think, believe, imagine, guess (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), reckon, conceive, infer, conjecture, surmise, think likely, be inclined to think She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.
fancy yourself think you are God's gift, have a high opinion of yourself, think you are the cat's whiskers She really fancies herself in that new outfit.
take a fancy to something or someone start liking, like, want, be fond of, hanker after, have a partiality for Sylvia took quite a fancy to him.
Quotations
"Ever let the fancy roam,"
"Pleasure never is at home" [John Keats Fancy]
"Tell me where is fancy bred,"
"Or in the heart or in the head?" [William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]

fancy

noun
1. The power of the mind to form images:
3. An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
4. A desire for a particular thing or activity:
5. The passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other:
adjective
2. Complexly detailed:
3. Catering to, used by, or admitting only the wealthy or socially superior:
Informal: ritzy.
verb
1. To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
2. To find agreeable:
Chiefly British: conceit.
Translations
خَيالفِكْرَه وَهْمِيَّهمُزَيَّنمُزَيَّن، مُزَخْرَفهوى، وَهْم
být přitahovándomnívat seexkluzivnífantazieiluze
kunne tænke sigkunstfærdigsmartdekoreretfantasi
erikoinentykätä
pomodanželjeti
kedvére vanképzelõerõ
hugsa, haldaímyndun, hugarburîurímyndun, hugarfluglanga í e-î, geta hugsaî sérskreyttur; fínn og dÿr
・・・が気に入る特別な
공상하다화려한
fantastiškaifantastiškasiliuzijaįmantriaiįmantrus
fantāzijaiedomaiedomāties, kaizrotātsiztēle
mať chuťozdobený
izbranmodenpredstavljati sirad imetiželeti si
fintycka om
แฟนซีปรารถนา
hoşlanmakfantezigözüne kestirmekhayalisteme
đặc biệtthích

fancy

[ˈfænsɪ]
A. N
1. (= liking) to catch or take sb's fancyatraer a algn
they stole anything that took their fancyrobaban cualquier cosa que les gustaba or atraía
I eat whatever takes my fancycomo lo que me apetece
to take a fancy to [+ person] (amorously) → quedarse prendado de, prendarse de; [+ thing] → encapricharse con
he had taken a fancy to one of the secretariesse había quedado prendado or se había prendado de una de las secretarias
he seems to have taken a fancy to youparece que le gustas
2. (= whim) → capricho m, antojo m
a passing fancyun capricho pasajero
when the fancy takes himcuando se le antoja
as the fancy takes hersegún su capricho
see also tickle
3. (= imagination) → fantasía f, imaginación f
in the realm of fancyen el mundo de la fantasía
see also flight 1
4. (= vague idea) I have a fancy that he'll be latetengo or me da la sensación de que llegará tarde
B. ADJ (fancier (compar) (fanciest (superl)))
1. (= elaborate) → muy elaborado
I like good, plain food, nothing fancyme gusta la buena comida, sencilla, nada muy elaborado or nada demasiado historiado
she uses all these fancy words I don't understandusa todas esas palabrejas que yo no entiendo
fancy footwork (in football, dancing) → filigranas fpl, florituras fpl (con los pies) (fig) → gran habilidad f
2. (= elegant) [restaurant] → de lujo, muy chic; [house, car] → lujoso; [clothes] → elegante, chic
3. (= exaggerated) [price] → desorbitado; [idea] → estrambótico
C. VT
1. (= imagine) → imaginarse, figurarse
fancy that!¡fíjate!, ¡imagínate!
fancy meeting you here!¡qué casualidad encontrarte aquí!
fancy him winning!¡qué raro que ganara él!
fancy letting him get away with it!¡mira que dejarle salirse con la suya!, ¡mira que dejar que se saliese con la suya!
fancy throwing that away, there's nothing wrong with it¡a quién se le ocurre tirar eso! está en perfectas condiciones
he fancied he saw a glint of amusement in her facele pareció ver una chispa de diversión en su rostro
I rather fancy he's gone outme da la impresión or se me hace que ha salido, se me antoja que ha salido (liter)
he fancies he knows it allse cree un pozo de sabiduría
2. (= like, want)
2.1. (at particular moment) what do you fancy?¿qué quieres tomar?, ¿qué te apetece?
do you fancy an Indian meal?¿te apetece or (LAm) se te antoja un una comida india?
2.2. (in general) I've always fancied living theresiempre me hubiese gustado vivir allí
I don't fancy the ideano me gusta la idea
he fancies himselfes un creído or un presumido
he fancies himself as a bit of an actorse piensa que es un actor
he fancies himself as a footballerse las da de futbolista
he fancies himself as the next prime ministerse cree que va a ser el próximo primer ministro
3. (esp Brit) (= be attracted to) I could tell he fancied menotaba que le gustaba mucho, notaba que se sentía atraído por mí
4. (= rate) I don't fancy his chances of winningno creo que tenga muchas posibilidades de ganar
which horse do you fancy for the Grand National?¿qué caballo es tu favorito para el Grand National?
I fancy England to winyo creo que ganará Inglaterra
D. CPD fancy dress Ndisfraz m
are you going in fancy dress?¿vas a ir disfrazado or con disfraz?
they were wearing fancy dressiban disfrazados
fancy dress ball Nbaile m de disfraces
fancy dress party Nfiesta f de disfraces
fancy goods NPL (Comm) → artículos mpl de regalo
fancy man (o.f.) N (pej) her fancy mansu amante, su amiguito
fancy woman (o.f.) N (pej) his fancy womansu querida, su amiguita

fancy

[ˈfænsi]
vt
(= feel like, want) → avoir envie de
I fancy an ice cream → J'ai envie d'une glace.
to fancy doing sth → avoir envie de faire qch
(= imagine)
I fancied I could hear a baby screaming → J'ai cru entendre un bébé pleurer.
He fancied that he saw a shadow pass close to the window → Il crut voir une ombre passer près de la fenêtre.
fancy seeing you here! → vous ici!
(pejorative) to fancy o.s. → ne plus se sentir
Fancies himself, doesn't he? → Il ne se sent plus, lui!
to fancy o.s. as sth → se prendre pour qch
(= be attracted to)
He fancies her → Elle lui plaît.
adj
(= elaborate) [jewellery, clothes, hat] (gen)sophistiqué(e) (pejorative)prétentieux/euse
(= high-quality, expensive) [school, hotel, food, car] (gen)de luxe, chic f inv (pejorative)huppé(e)
n
(= fantasy) → fantaisie f, imagination f
Is it fact or fancy? → Est-ce réel ou imaginaire?
He paints whatever his fancy suggests
BUT Il peint tout ce qui lui vient à l'esprit.
(= vague idea) → idée f
to have a fancy (that) ... → avoir l'idée que ...
(= whim) a passing fancy → un caprice
a childhood fancy → un rêve d'enfance
(= liking) to take a fancy to [+ person] → se prendre d'affection pour
to take sb's fancy, to catch sb's fancy → plaire à qn
It took my fancy → Ça m'a plu.
when the fancy takes him → quand ça lui prend
to tickle sb's fancy → plaire à qnfancy dress
ndéguisement m
to be in fancy dress → être déguisé(e)
He was wearing fancy dress → Il portait un déguisement.
modif
fancy-dress party → fête f costumée
fancy-dress ball → bal m masqué, bal m costuméfancy-free [ˌfænsiˈfriː] adj
see footloosefancy goods nplarticles mpl (de) fantaisie

fancy

vt
(= like, be attracted by) I fancy that car/the idea (= like)das Auto/die Idee gefällt mir or hat es mir angetan; he fancies a house on Crete (= would like to have)er hätte gern ein Haus auf Kreta; I don’t fancy a house in Glasgowich möchte kein Haus in Glasgow haben; I didn’t fancy that job/that partydie Stelle/die Party hat mich nicht gereizt; do you fancy a walk/steak/beer?hast du Lust zu einem Spaziergang/auf ein Steak/auf ein Bier?; she fancies (the idea of) doing that (= would like to)sie würde or möchte das gern tun; (= feels like it)sie hätte Lust, das zu tun; count me out, I don’t fancy the ideaohne mich, das ist nichts für mich; I don’t fancy the idea, but I’ll have to do itich habe gar keine Lust dazu, aber ich muss es ja wohl tun; I don’t fancy THAT (idea)!nur das nicht; he fancies her as a wifeer hätte sie gern zur Frau; he really fancies her (sexually) → er ist scharf auf sie (inf); I don’t fancy him (sexually) → ich finde ihn nicht attraktiv; he fancies his chanceser meint, er hätte Chancen; I don’t fancy my chances of getting that jobich rechne mir keine großen Chancen aus, die Stelle zu bekommen; a bit of what you fancy does you goodman muss sich auch mal was Gutes gönnen
(= imagine)meinen, sich (dat)einbilden; (= think)glauben; he fancied he heard footstepser meinte, Schritte zu hören; I rather fancy he has gone outich glaube, er ist weggegangen; how long? — not long, I fancywie lange? — nicht lange, denke or glaube ich
(in exclamations) fancy doing that!so was(, das) zu tun!; fancy him doing that!nicht zu fassen, dass er das getan hat or tut!; fancy that! (inf) (just) fancy! (inf)(nein) so was!, denk mal an! (inf); just fancy, he … (inf)stell dir vor, er …; fancy seeing you here!so was, Sie hier zu sehen!; fancy him winning!wer hätte gedacht, dass er gewinnt!
vrvon sich eingenommen sein, sich für Wunder was halten (inf); he fancies himself as an actor/experter hält sich für einen (guten) Schauspieler/einen Experten; do you fancy yourself as a teacher?kannst du dir dich als Lehrer vorstellen?; they fancy themselves to be Europeanssie halten sich für Europäer
n
(= liking) to have a fancy for somethingLust zu etw haben; (for food or drink) → Lust auf etw (acc)haben; she had a fancy for sports carssie hatte eine Vorliebe für Sportwagen; a passing fancynur so eine Laune; he’s taken a fancy to her/this car/the ideasie/das Auto/die Idee hat es ihm angetan; they took a fancy to each othersie fanden sich sympathisch; to take or catch somebody’s fancyjdn ansprechen, jdm gefallen; they took a fancy to go swimmingsie bekamen Lust, schwimmen zu gehen; to tickle somebody’s fancyjdn reizen; just as the fancy takes me/you etcganz nach Lust und Laune; he only works when the fancy takes himer arbeitet nur, wenn ihm gerade danach ist
no pl (= imagination)Fantasie f, → Phantasie f; to separate fact from fancydie Wirklichkeit von der Fantasie trennen; that was just his fancydas hat er sich (dat)nur eingebildet
(= notion, whim) I have a fancy that …ich habe so ein Gefühl, dass …; he had a sudden fancy to go to Spainihn überkam eine plötzliche Laune, nach Spanien zu fahren
adj (+er)
(inf: = elaborate) clothes, shoesausgefallen; pattern, hairdo, manoeuvrekunstvoll; food, gadgetraffiniert; word, languagehochtrabend; nothing fancynichts Ausgefallenes; you won’t get anything fancy theredort bekommst du nur etwas ganz Einfaches; I want something fancy (when buying clothes) → ich möchte etwas Schickes or Ausgefallenes; he uses such fancy languageer drückt sich so gewählt aus; how do you like our new computer? — very fancy!wie gefällt dir unser neuer Computer? — sehr beeindruckend!; fancy tricktoller Trick (inf); fancy footwork (Ftbl) → geschickte Beinarbeit; (in dancing) → komplizierte Schritte pl; (fig)raffinierte Manöver pl
(often pej inf: = smart) house, car, clothes, shopschick (inf); school, restaurantnobel, schick (inf); a fancy carein toller Schlitten (inf)
(inf: = high) priceüberhöht, gepfeffert (inf)

fancy

:
fancy dress
n(Masken)kostüm nt; is it fancy?geht man da verkleidet hin?; they came in fancysie kamen verkleidet or kostümiert
fancy-dress
attr fancy ballMaskenball m; fancy partyKostümfest nt
fancy-free
adj ? footloose
fancy goods
plGeschenkartikel pl
fancy man
n (= pimp)Zuhälter m; (= lover)Liebhaber m
fancy woman
nFreundin f, → Weibchen nt (inf)
fancywork

fancy

[ˈfænsɪ]
1. n
a. (whim) → voglia, capriccio
a passing fancy (for sth) → una voglia passeggera (di qc)
when the fancy takes him → quando ne ha voglia
to take a fancy to (person, thing) → affezionarsi a, incapricciarsi di
to catch or take sb's fancy → entusiasmare qn
it took or caught my fancy → mi è piaciuto
b. (imagination) → fantasia, immaginazione f
in the realm of fancy → nel regno della fantasia
I have a fancy that he'll be late (vague idea) → ho la vaga impressione che arriverà tardi
is it just my fancy, or did I hear a knock at the door? → mi sbaglio o hanno bussato alla porta?
2. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (ornamental) → elaborato/a
a fancy design → un disegno fantasia
nothing fancy → niente di speciale
fancy cakes → pasticcini mpl
b. (pej) (price) → esorbitante; (idea) → stravagante
3. vt
a. (imagine) → immaginare, credere
to fancy that → immaginare che
I rather fancy he's gone out → credo proprio che sia uscito
fancy that! (fam) → pensa un po'!, ma guarda!
fancy meeting you here! (fam) → che combinazione incontrarti qui!
b. (feel like, want) → avere voglia di
do you fancy (going for) a stroll? → hai voglia or ti va di fare una passeggiatina?
I don't fancy the idea → l'idea non mi attira
he fancies himself (fam) → ha un'alta opinione di sé
he fancies himself as a footballer (fam) → crede di essere un gran calciatore
she fancies him (fam) → lui le piace (sessualmente)
c. (predict success for, team, horse) → dare per vincente
I don't fancy his chances of winning → non credo che vincerà

fancy

(ˈfӕnsi) plural ˈfancies noun
1. a sudden (often unexpected) liking or desire. The child had many peculiar fancies.
2. the power of the mind to imagine things. She had a tendency to indulge in flights of fancy.
3. something imagined. He had a sudden fancy that he could see Spring approaching.
adjective
decorated; not plain. fancy cakes.
verb
1. to like the idea of having or doing something. I fancy a cup of tea.
2. to think or have a certain feeling or impression (that). I fancied (that) you were angry.
3. to have strong sexual interest in (a person). He fancies her a lot.
ˈfanciful adjective
1. inclined to have fancies, especially strange, unreal ideas. She's a very fanciful girl.
2. imaginary or unreal. That idea is rather fanciful.
ˈfancifully adverb
fancy dress clothes representing a particular character, nationality, historical period etc: He went to the party in fancy dress; (also adjective)
a fancy-dress party.
take a fancy to
to become fond of, often suddenly or unexpectedly. They bought that house because they took a fancy to it.
take one's fancy
to be liked or wanted by (someone). When I go shopping I just buy anything that takes my fancy.

fancy

مُزَيَّن, يَرْغَبُ في exkluzivní, mít chuť kunne tænke sig, smart ausgefallen, jemanden attraktiv finden ασυνήθιστος, συμπαθώ apetecer, elaborado, extravagante, tener ganas de erikoinen, tykätä être attiré par, sophistiqué pomodan, željeti piacere, stravagante ・・・が気に入る, 特別な 공상하다, 화려한 chic, zin hebben in fancy, forestille (seg) mieć ochotę na, wymyślny chique, fantasiar, gostar de, pomposo желать, причудливый fin, tycka om แฟนซี, ปรารถนา fantezi, hoşlanmak đặc biệt, thích 奇特的, 想象

fancy

vi. imaginar, fantasear.
References in classic literature ?
asked Jo, delighted with the fancy which lent a little romance to the very dull task of doing her duty.
When, in the gathering dark- ness, he could no longer see the purple, bloated face and the burning eyes, a curious fancy came to him.
I fancy the professor is more interested in that aspect of it.
Grandmother hunted up her fancy cake-cutters and baked gingerbread men and roosters, which we decorated with burnt sugar and red cinnamon drops.
She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken.
In this, perhaps, he does no more than any other energetic and imaginative race would do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that of the African, and is oriental in itself.
I sometimes fancy that my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus--but John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad.
No--I reckon one o' them fancy groups--one o' them Latin goddesses that Fairfax is always gassin' about, sorter leadin', directin' and bossin' us where to dig.
Its whole visible exterior was ornamented with quaint figures, conceived in the grotesqueness of a Gothic fancy, and drawn or stamped in the glittering plaster, composed of lime, pebbles, and bits of glass, with which the woodwork of the walls was overspread.
No; it was a big, ugly, antique, but convenient house, embodying a few features of a building still older, half-replaced and half-utilized, in which I had the fancy of our being almost as lost as a handful of passengers in a great drifting ship.
Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe.
Sighs and fine words had been given in abundance; but she could hardly devise any set of expressions, or fancy any tone of voice, less allied with real love.