- 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.
fond definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English contr. of fonned, foolish, past participle of fonnen, to be foolish
- foundation; basis; background
- Obsolete supply; fund
Origin: Fr: see fund
fond definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective fond·er, fond·est
- 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: Middle English fonned, foolish, probably from past participle of fonnen, to be foolish, probably from fonne, fool.
- fondˈly adverb
Origin: French, from Old French fonds, fond, from Latin fundus, bottom.
fond - Phrases/Idioms