Fond meaning

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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.

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Cherished; dear.

My fondest hopes.

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Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection.

Fond of ballet; fond of my nieces and nephews.

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Affectionate; tender.

A fond embrace.

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Immoderately affectionate or indulgent; doting.

Fond grandparents who tended to spoil the child.

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Naively credulous or foolish.
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The background of a design in lace.
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Foolish, esp. foolishly naive or hopeful.
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Cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on.

A fond hope.

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Tender and affectionate; loving; dear.

Fond memories.

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Affectionate in a foolish or overly indulgent way.
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Foundation; basis; background.
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Supply; fund.
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(chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (f).
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A fond farewell.

A fond mother or wife.

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I have fond grandparents who spoil me.

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Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.

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The background design in lace-making.
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(cooking) Brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.

He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.

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(obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
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(obsolete) To caress; to fondle.
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Origin of fond

From Middle English fond, fonned, past participle of Middle English fonnen (“to be foolish, be simple, dote”), equivalent to fon +‎ -ed. More at fon.