1. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
He whom I fancy, but can ne'er express.Dryden.
2. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
"We fancy not the cardinal." Shak.
3. To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine
He fancied he was welcome, because those arounde him were his kinsmen.Thackeray.
1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.
2. Extravagant; above real value.
This anxiety never degenerated into a monomania, like that which led his [Frederick the Great's] father
to pay fancy prices for giants.Macaulay. Fancy ball, a ball in which porsons appear in fanciful dresses in imitation of the costumes of different
persons and nations. Fancy fair, a fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally
for some charitable purpose. Fancy goods, fabrics of various colors, patterns, etc., as ribbons,
silks, laces, etc., in distinction from those of a simple or plain color or make. Fancy line (Naut.),
a line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff; used to haul it down. Fancy roller (Carding
Machine), a clothed cylinder (usually having straight teeth) in front of the doffer. Fancy stocks, a
species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value,
and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial. Fancy store, one where articles of fancy and ornament
are sold. Fancy woods, the more rare and expensive furniture woods, as mahogany, satinwood,
(Fan"cy-free`) a. Free from the power of love. "In maiden meditation, fancy-free." Shak.
(Fan"cy*mon`ger) n. A lovemonger; a whimsical lover. [Obs.] Shak.
(Fan"cy-sick`) a. Love- sick. Shak.
(Fan"cy*work`) n. Ornamental work with a needle or hook, as embroidery, crocheting, netting,
(Fand) obs. imp. of Find. Spenser.
(Fan*dan"go) n.; pl. Fandangoes [Sp. A name brought, together with the dance, from the
West Indies to Spain.]
1. A lively dance, in 3-8 or 6-8 time, much practiced in Spain and Spanish America. Also, the tune to
which it is danced.
2. A ball or general dance, as in Mexico. [Colloq.]
(Fane) n. [L. fanum a place dedicated to some deity, a sanctuary, fr. fari to speak. See Fame.]
A temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church. [Poet.]
Such to this British Isle, her Christian fanes.Wordsworth.
(Fane), n. [See Vane.] A weathercock. [Obs.]
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