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fond

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adjective \ˈfänd\

Definition of fond

  1. 1 :  foolish, silly fond pride

  2. 2a :  prizing highly :  desirous —used with of fond of praiseb :  having an affection or liking —used with of fond of music fond of his nephew

  3. 3a :  foolishly tender :  indulgent 1 a fond motherb :  affectionate, loving absence makes the heart grow fonder a fond embrace

  4. 4 :  cherished with great affection :  doted on our fondest hopes has fond memories of their time together

Examples of fond in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of fond

Middle English fonned, fond, from fonne fool


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fond

verb

Definition of fond

obsolete

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

Origin and Etymology of fond

see 1fond


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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 and Etymology of fond

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



FOND Defined for English Language Learners

fond

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adjective

Definition of fond for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing love or friendship

  • : strongly felt


FOND Defined for Kids

fond

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adjective \ˈfänd\

Definition of fond for Students

fonder

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fondest

  1. 1 :  having a liking or love “I'm very fond of Chinese food myself,” said Harry Cat. — George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square

  2. 2 :  affectionate, loving a fond farewell

  3. 3 :  strongly wished for a fond dream

fondly

adverb

fondness

noun


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