This mother is very fond of her baby.
An example of fond is how someone who collects Star Wars figures feels about the Star Wars movies.
- Now Rare foolish, esp. foolishly naive or hopeful
- tender and affectionate; loving; dear: fond memories
- affectionate in a foolish or overly indulgent way
- cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on: a fond hope
Origin of fondME, contr. of fonned, foolish, past participle of fonnen, to be foolish
- foundation; basis; background
- Obs. supply; fund
Origin of fondFr: see fund
Origin of fondFrench, from Old French fonds, fond, from Latin fundus, bottom.
- 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.
(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)