Weena I had resolved to bring with me to our own time. And turning such schemes over in my mind I pursued our way towards the building which my fancy had chosen as our dwelling. (The Time Machine – H. G. Wells) 3 idea [ countable ] old-fashioned an idea or opinion that is not based on fact : Oh, that was just a fancy of his. 4 imagination [ uncountable ] literary imagination or something that you imagine → flight of fancy at flight ( 6 ) (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English) Is any of these definitions appropriate? I was wondering which word I could use to replace "fancy". Could I use "imagination"? What do you think? Thank you in advance.