|1.||[ verb ] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind|
|Synonyms:||see picture envision visualize figure visualise image project|
"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"
|Related terms:||imagine understand visualise image mental_picture imagination illusion visionary visual_image picturing figuration visualizer|
|2.||[ adjective ] not plain; decorative or ornamented|
"fancy handwriting" "fancy clothes"
|Related terms:||plain elaborate lacy dressy aureate baroque busy rich damascene battlemented embattled garnished fanciful puff crackle rococo vermicular damask rhetorical adorned|
|3.||[ noun ] something many people believe that is false|
|Synonyms:||illusion phantasy fantasy|
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
|Related terms:||misconception wishful_thinking will-o'-the-wisp bubble visualize|
|4.||[ verb ] have a fancy or particular liking or desire for|
"She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
|Related terms:||desire like|
|5.||[ noun ] fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination|
|Related terms:||imagination visualize|
|6.||[ noun ] a predisposition to like something|
"he had a fondness for whiskey"