n. pl. Fancies. The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination. An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit. An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression. Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking. That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value. A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad. The fancy, all of a class who exhibit and cultivate any peculiar taste or fancy; hence, especially, sporting characters taken collectively, or any specific class of them, as jockeys, gamblers, prize fighters, etc.
Syn. - Imagination; conceit; taste; humor; inclination; whim; liking. See Imagination.
- vb. To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
- vb. To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; ...