- The definition of fond is having a strong affection for someone or something.
An example of fond is how someone who collects Star Wars figures feels about the Star Wars movies.
This mother is very fond of her baby.
- Now Rare foolish, esp. foolishly naive or hopeful
- tender and affectionate; loving
- affectionate in a foolish or overly indulgent way
- cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on: a fond hope
Origin of fondMiddle English contr. of fonned, foolish, past participle of fonnen, to be foolish
- foundation; basis; background
- Obsolete supply; fund
Origin of fondFr: see fund
- Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection: fond of ballet; fond of my nieces and nephews.
- Affectionate; tender: a fond embrace.
- Immoderately affectionate or indulgent; doting: fond grandparents who tended to spoil the child.
- Cherished; dear: my fondest hopes.
- Archaic Naively credulous or foolish.
Origin of fondMiddle English fonned, foolish, probably from past participle of fonnen, to be foolish, probably from fonne, fool.
Origin of fondFrench, from Old French fonds, fond, from Latin fundus, bottom.
(comparative fonder, superlative fondest)
- The background design in lace-making.
- (cooking) brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
- He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.
(third-person singular simple present fonds, present participle fonding, simple past and past participle fonded)