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Dictionary definition for: Fancy

1. (n) something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"

2. (v) 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"

3. (a) not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"

4. (n) fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination

5. (v) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler''s window"

6. (n) a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"

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