fancied fancied  /ˈfæn sid/


  1. (adj) formed or conceived by the imagination
  2. (n) something many people believe that is false
  3. (n) a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
  4. (n) a predisposition to like something
  5. (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  6. (v) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
  7. (adj) not plain; decorative or ornamented


  1. His parents fancied themselves aristocrats.
  2. In a rant packed with curses, he said it was a worthless movement of pubescent girls who fancied the lead singers of bands.
  3. Byron De La Beckwith fancied himself a real Southern gentleman.


  1. Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Has Scientists Worried

    Freshly Exhumed writes "Dave Siever always fancied himself as something of a musician, but also realized he did not necessarily sing or play in perfect key. Then he strapped on the electrodes of a device made by his Edmonton company, and zapped his brain's auditory cortex with a mild dose of electricity. The result, he claims, was a dramatic improvement in his ability to hear pitch, including ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. C. Fraser Smith: Goodbye to one of last of Goon Squad

    &via=&related=DolcePixel" He fancied sharp clothes — good suits, elegant hats, two-toned wingtip shoes, all of which made an even greater stylistic statement since he was well over 6 feet tall. &via=&related=DolcePixel"
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

  3. Demand for British-trained butlers rising in Middle East, China

    If you’ve ever fancied living the highlife — a big house, a private yacht, travelling around the world — there couldn’t be a better time. Provided, of course, you don’t mind working in that big house or yacht. Demand for privately employed service staff, butlers and servants, has skyrocketed in developing nations. Being British is an advantage in the international labor market. Aside from being ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRI Public Radio International


  • "We thought the ground wasn't too bad, so we fancied his chances," owner Michael Tabor said. "He showed what a good horse he is and won very comfortably in the end."
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Michael Tabor Source: International Herald Tribune

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