Fond Definition

fŏnd
fondest, fonder
adjective
fondest, fonder
Tender and affectionate; loving; dear.
Fond memories.
Webster's New World
Cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on.
A fond hope.
Webster's New World
Affectionate in a foolish or overly indulgent way.
Webster's New World
Foolish, esp. foolishly naive or hopeful.
Webster's New World
Cherished; dear.
My fondest hopes.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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noun
Foundation; basis; background.
Webster's New World
Supply; fund.
Webster's New World
(cooking) Brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.
Wiktionary
verb

(obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.

Wiktionary

(obsolete) To caress; to fondle.

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idiom
fond of
  • having a liking for
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Fond

Noun

Singular:
fond
Plural:
fonds

Adjective

Base Form:
fond
Comparative:
fonder
Superlative:
fondest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Fond

  • fond of

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English fonned foolish probably from past participle of fonnen to be foolish probably from fonne fool

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Old French fonds, fond from Latin fundus bottom

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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