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fond

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adjective \ˈfänd\

Simple Definition of fond

  • : feeling or showing love or friendship

  • : strongly felt

Full Definition of fond

  1. 1 :  foolish, silly <fond pride>

  2. 2 a :  prizing highly :  desirous —used with of <fond of praise> b :  having an affection or liking —used with of <fond of music>

  3. 3 a :  foolishly tender :  indulgent <a fond mother> b :  affectionate, loving <absence makes the heart grow fonder>

  4. 4 :  cherished with great affection :  doted on <our fondest hopes>

Examples of fond

  1. She still has fond feelings for him.

  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  3. He wished them a fond farewell.

  4. the fond hope that the situation would change



Origin of fond

Middle English fonned, fond, from fonne fool


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with fond


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fond

verb

Definition of fond

obsolete

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lavish affection :  dote



1530

First Known Use of fond

1530

Rhymes with fond

ton


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fond

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noun \ˈfōⁿ\

Definition of fond

plural fonds \ˈfōⁿ(z)\

  1. 1 :  background, basis

  2. 2 obsolete :  fund



Origin of fond

French, from Old French fons, font, from Latin fundus bottom, piece of property — more at bottom


First Known Use: 1664




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