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  • 1 Fancy — Manfred Alois Segieth (1988) Fancy bei einem Disco Auftritt (1988) Fancy (* 7. Juli …

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  • 2 Fancy — Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never degenerated …

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  • 3 fancy — [fan′sē] n. pl. fancies [ME fantsy, contr. < fantasie: see FANTASY] 1. imagination, now esp. light, playful, or whimsical imagination 2. illusion or delusion 3. a mental image 4. an arbitrary idea; notion; caprice; whim 5. an …

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  • 4 Fancy — Fan cy (f[a^]n s[y^]), n.; pl. {Fancies}. [Contr. fr. fantasy, OF. fantasie, fantaisie, F. fantaisie, L. phantasia, fr. Gr. ???????? appearance, imagination, the power of perception and presentation in the mind, fr. ???????? to make visible, to… …

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  • 5 fancy — n 1 Caprice, freak, whim, whimsy, conceit, vagary, crotchet 2 imagination, fantasy Antonyms: experience 3 Fancy, fantasy, phantasy, phantasm, vision, dream, daydream, nightmare are comparable when they denote a vivid idea or image, or a series of …

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  • 6 fancy — ► VERB (fancies, fancied) 1) Brit. informal feel a desire for. 2) Brit. informal find sexually attractive. 3) regard as a likely winner. 4) imagine. 5) used to express surprise: fancy that! …

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  • 7 fancy — [adj] extravagant, ornamental adorned, baroque, beautifying, chichi*, complicated, cushy, custom, decorated, decorative, deluxe, elaborate, elegant, embellished, fanciful, florid, frilly, froufrou*, garnished, gaudy, gingerbread*, intricate,… …

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  • 8 Fancy — Fan cy, v. t. 1. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine. [1913 Webster] He whom I fancy, but can ne er express. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external… …

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  • 9 Fancy —   [ fænsɪ; englisch, eigentlich »Fantasie«],    1) die, / s, Musik: Fantasy [ fæntəsɪ], die der Geschichte der musikalischen Fantasie zugehörige Hauptform der englischen Kammermusik von etwa 1575 bis 1680. Sie entwickelte sich aus dem… …

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  • 10 Fancy — (engl., spr. Fänßi), Phantasie, daher Fancy Artikel, Modewaaren, verzierte Schmucksachen. Fancy Fair (spr. Fänßisähr), Ausstellung u. Verkauf von weiblichen Handarbeiten zu milden Zwecken …

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  • 11 Fancy — Fan cy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fancied}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Fancying}.] 1. To figure to one s self; to believe or imagine something without proof. [1913 Webster] If our search has reached no farther than simile and metaphor, we rather fancy than know …

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  • 12 fancy — fan‧cy [ˈfænsi] adjective informal a very high and often unreasonable price: • Designer labels tend to come with fancy prices to match …

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  • 13 fancy — (n.) mid 15c., contraction of FANTASY (Cf. fantasy), it took the older and longer word s sense of inclination, whim, desire. Meaning fans of an amusement or sport, collectively is attested by 1735, especially (though not originally) of the prize… …

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  • 14 Fancy — (engl., spr. fännßi), Phantasie, Laune, Geschmack. Fancies, Fancyartikel, Modewaren, verzierte Schmucksachen. F. fair (spr. fähr), Modewarenbasar, bes. ein zu wohltätigen Zwecken veranstalteter Basar. Fancynet, gemusterter Spitzengrund …

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  • 15 fancy — index affection, compulsion (obsession), conatus, concept, conjure, desire, elaborate, expect ( …

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  • 16 fancy — n. m. inv. (Afr. subsah.) Tissu de coton imprimé de fabrication industrielle, utilisé pour l habillement. Syn. lagos …

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  • 17 fancy — fan|cy1 S3 [ˈfænsi] v past tense and past participle fancied present participle fancying third person singular fancies [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(like/want)¦ 2¦(sexual attraction)¦ 3 fancy yourself 4 fancy yourself (as) something 5¦(think something will be… …

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  • 18 fancy — I [[t]fæ̱nsi[/t]] WANTING, LIKING, OR THINKING ♦♦♦ fancies, fancying, fancied (Please look at category 12 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you fancy something, you want to have it or to do… …

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  • 19 fancy — I UK [ˈfænsɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms fancy : present tense I/you/we/they fancy he/she/it fancies present participle fancying past tense fancied past participle fancied ** 1) British informal to want to have or do something What do you… …

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  • 20 Fancy — In biology:* Fancy (animal breeding), hobby involving the appreciation, promotion and/or breeding of animals * Fancy mouse, domesticated version of the common or house mouse * Fancy rat, domesticated breed of the Brown Rat or of the Black Rat *… …

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