What is fancy?

  • (adj): Not plain; decorative or ornamented.
    Example: "Fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fancy:

Bird Talk - Overview
... The publisher offered Bird Talk magazine to Fancy Publications, a small publishing company, which also published Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy and Horse Fancy magazines ... Under Fancy Publications, Bird Talk was redesigned and published, in April 1984, with a new focus to provide bird care information to pet bird owners ...
Fancy, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
... Fancy is the northernmost settlement in both the island of Saint Vincent and in the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... The town of Owia lies to the southeast of Fancy ...
Arthur Fancy - Relationship With 15th Precinct Commanders
... When a Borough Commander named Haverill (played by James Handy) planned to have Fancy removed from the 15th for fabricated reasons, Andy Sipowicz blackmailed the ... Haverill would later start an IAB witch hunt on Detective John Kelly, one of Fancy's best detectives ... of accepting a humiliating demotion to a Dispatcher position, much to the regret of Fancy ...
American Fancy
... American Fancy was a decorative style popular in the United States between 1790-1840 ... Author Sumpter Priddy writes, American Fancy is a "cultural phenomenon born out of new and enlightened ways of seeing, understanding, and responding to ... Fancy expressed itself in just about everything that pleased the senses generally colorful and boldly patterned, it elicited delight, awe, surprise, whim, and ...
Adelphia (fancies)
... Adelphia New Years Association is one of only four Fancy Mother Clubs in Philadelphia's centuries old Mummers Parade ... They are the first new Fancy added to the Parade since Hog Island in 1942 ... Based in Wilmington, Delaware, they are the first Fancy formed out of state ...

More definitions of "fancy":

  • (noun): Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination.
  • (verb): Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for.
    Synonyms: go for, take to

Famous quotes containing the word fancy:

    Tell me where is fancy bred,
    Or in the heart or in the head?
    How begot, how nourished?
    Reply, reply.
    It is engendered in the eyes,
    With gazing fed, and fancy dies
    In the cradle where it lies.
    Let us all ring fancy’s knell.
    I’ll begin it. Ding, dong, bell.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    I feel sure that he never had an impure fancy in his mind, or a faulty wish in his heart. His tenderness has surpassed the tenderness of woman; and yet when an occasion came for showing it, had all the spirit of a hero.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)