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Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (pronunciation guide only)
whimsey    (n) (w i1 m z ii)
whimseys    (n) (w i1 m z i z)

Result from Foreign Dictionaries (4 entries found)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Whimsey \Whim"sey\, Whimsy \Whimsy\, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or
     {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.]
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     1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd
        conceit. "The whimsies of poets and painters." --Ray.
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              Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. --Swift.
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              Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the
              calm revelation of truth.             --Bancroft.
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     2. (Mining) A whim.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Whimsey \Whim"sey\, v. t.
     To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
     [R.]
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           To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth. --J.
                                                    Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Whim \Whim\, n. [Cf. Icel. hwima to wander with the eyes, vim
     giddiness, Norw. kvima to whisk or flutter about, to trifle,
     Dan. vimse to skip, whisk, jump from one thing to another,
     dial. Sw. hvimsa to be unsteady, dizzy, W. chwimio to move
     briskly.]
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     1. A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary
        eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a
        humor; a caprice.
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              Let every man enjoy his whim.         --Churchill.
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     2. (Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse
        power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from
        mines, or for other purposes; -- called also {whim gin},
        and {whimsey}.
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     {Whim gin} (Mining), a whim. See {Whim}, 2.
  
     {Whim shaft} (Mining), a shaft through which ore, water,
        etc., is raised from a mine by means of a whim.
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     Syn: Freak; caprice; whimsey; fancy.
  
     Usage: {Whim}, {Freak}, {Caprice}. Freak denotes an
            impulsive, inconsiderate change of mind, as by a child
            or a lunatic. Whim is a mental eccentricity due to
            peculiar processes or habits of thought. Caprice is
            closely allied in meaning to freak, but implies more
            definitely a quality of willfulness or wantonness.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  whimsey
      n 1: an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical
           notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his
           stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon";
           "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
           [syn: {notion}, {whim}, {whimsy}, {whimsey}]
      2: the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or
         caprice than from reason or judgment; "I despair at the
         flightiness and whimsicality of my memory" [syn:
         {flightiness}, {arbitrariness}, {whimsicality}, {whimsy},
         {whimsey}, {capriciousness}]

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