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
Synonyms: take_to go_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
Synonyms: fondness partiality

"he had a fondness for whiskey"

Related terms: liking
Similar spelling:   faience