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1fond

adjective \ˈfänd\

: feeling or showing love or friendship

: strongly felt

Full Definition of FOND

1
:  foolish, silly <fond pride>
2
a :  prizing highly :  desirous —used with of <fond of praise>
b :  having an affection or liking —used with of <fond of music>
3
a :  foolishly tender :  indulgent <a fond mother>
b :  affectionate, loving <absence makes the heart grow fonder>
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

2fond

verb

Definition of FOND

intransitive verb
obsolete
:  to lavish affection :  dote

First Known Use of FOND

1530

Rhymes with FOND

3fond

noun \ˈfōⁿ\
plural fonds \ˈfōⁿ(z)\

Definition of FOND

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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