- n something many people believe that is false
- n a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
- n a predisposition to like something
- v imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
- v have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
- a not plain; decorative or ornamented
- And James Stephens has the fancy of a leprechaun at ease.
- A nuisance to small boys playing hockey on country ponds are those solemn, grown-up "fancy" skaters who select the smoothest patch of ice and amuse themselves by executing.
- Girls from Tyler, Texas take the field with twirling fans and fancy formations for halftime of the 1972 Super Bowl VI, which was played in New Orleans.
- Lee Westwood in 940 News
You can never really fancy your chances in this format,Lee Westwood said after making eight birdies in a 3-and-2 victory over Brandt Snedeker. "This is the kind of week where you unpack, but you don't move stuff too far away from your...
- Roy Keane in guardian.co.uk
I always felt that United would do it last year,said Keane. "But I fancy Chelsea this time. There's no African Cup of Nations in January, they've got a new manager, they've bought one or two players and, for all the ups and downs, last...
- Jens Lehmann in guardian.co.uk
What was disappointing in my opinion was the performance of the referee, who didn't really fancy us Germans,said Lehmann. "He was very arrogant and in my opinion he was biased. He clearly saw a head-butt from a Spanish player towards Lukas...