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Meaning of FOND

Pronunciation:  fând

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
  2. [adj]  having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
  3. [adj]  absurd or silly because unlikely; "fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies"

FOND is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: adoring, affectionate, caring, doting, foolish, lovesome, loving, tender, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fond\, obs.
    imp. of {Find}. Found. --Chaucer.
  2. \Fond\, a. [Compar. {Fonder}; superl. {Fondest}.] [For
    fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen to be foolish. See {Fon}.]
    1. Foolish; silly; simple; weak. [Archaic]
             Grant I may never prove so fond To trust man on his
             oath or bond.                         --Shak.
    2. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent;
    3. Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a
       fond mother or wife. --Addison.
    4. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent,
       or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of
       (formerly also by on).
             More fond on her than she upon her love. --Shak.
             You are as fond of grief as of your child. --Shak.
             A great traveler, and fond of telling his
             adventures.                           --Irving.
    5. Doted on; regarded with affection. [R.]
             Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
    6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Fond\, v. t.
    To caress; to fondle. [Obs.]
          The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. --Dryden.
  4. \Fond\, v. i.
    To be fond; to dote. [Obs.] --Shak.
  5. \Fond\, n. [F., fr. L. fundus. See {Fund}.] [Obs., or used
    as a French word]
    1. Foundation; bottom; groundwork; specif.:
       (a) (Lace Making) The ground.
       (b) (Cookery) The broth or juice from braised flesh or
           fish, usually served as a sauce.
    2. Fund, stock, or store.
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