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fond

adjective \ ˈfänd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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
  • fond of his nephew
3 a :foolishly tender :indulgent 1
  • a fond mother
b :affectionate, loving
  • absence makes the heart grow fonder
  • a fond embrace
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

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Origin and Etymology of fond

Middle English fonned, fond, from fonne fool


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fond

verb

Definition of fond

intransitive verb
obsolete
:to lavish affection :dote

Origin and Etymology of fond

see 1fond


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fond

noun \ ˈfōⁿ \

Definition of fond

plural fonds play \ˈfōⁿ(z)\
2 obsolete :fund

Recent Examples of fond from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of fond

borrowed from French, going back to Old French funt, font "bottom, base" — more at 1fund



FOND Defined for English Language Learners

fond

adjective

Definition of fond for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing love or friendship

  • : strongly felt


FOND Defined for Kids

fond

adjective \ ˈfänd \

Definition of fond for Students

fonder; fondest
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 :affectionate, loving
  • a fond farewell
3 :strongly wished for
  • a fond dream

fondly

adverb

fondness

noun


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