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Webster 1913 Edition


Fond

Fond

,
obs.
imp.
of
Find
. Found.
Chaucer.

Fond

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Fonder
;
sup
erl.
Fondest
.]
[For
fonned
, p. p. of OE.
fonnen
to be foolish. See
Fon
.]
1.
Foolish; silly; simple; weak.
[Archaic]
Grant I may never prove so
fond

To trust man on his oath or bond.
Shakespeare
2.
Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.
3.
Affectionate; loving; tender; – in a good sense;
as, a
fond
mother or wife
.
Addison.
4.
Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; – followed by of (formerly also by on).
More
fond
on her than she upon her love.
Shakespeare
You are as
fond
of grief as of your child.
Shakespeare
A great traveler, and
fond
of telling his adventures.
Irving.
5.
Doted on; regarded with affection.
[R.]
Nor fix on
fond
abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
Byron.
6.
Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Fond

,
Verb.
T.
To caress; to fondle.
[Obs.]
The Tyrian hugs and
fonds
thee on her breast.
Dryden.

Fond

,
Verb.
I.
To be fond; to dote.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fond

FOND

,
Adj.
1.
Foolish; silly; weak; indiscreet; imprudent;
Grant I may never prove so fond
To trust man on his oath or bond.
Fond thoughts may fall into some idle brain.
2.
Foolishly tender and loving; doting; weakly indulgent; as a fond mother or wife.
3.
Much pleased; loving ardently; delighted with. A child is fond of play; a gentleman is fond of his sports, or of his country seat. In present usage, fond does not always imply weakness or folly.
4.
Relishing highly. The epicure is fond of high seasoned food. Multitudes of men are too fond of strong drink.
5.
Trifling; valued by folly. [Little used.]

FOND

,
Verb.
T.
To treat with great indulgence or tenderness; to caress; to cocker.
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
Fond is thus used by the poets only. We now use fondle.

FOND

,
Verb.
I.
To be fond of; to be in love with; to dote on. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


Fond

Fond

See also: fonds, fond, and Fonds

German

Noun

Fond m (genitive Fonds, plural Fonds)

  1. back (of a vehicle)
  2. background

fond

fond

See also: fonds, Fonds, and Fond

English

Adjective

fond (comparative fonder, superlative fondest)

  1. (chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
    • Shakespeare
      more fond on her than she upon her love
    • Irving
      a great traveller, and fond of telling his adventures
  2. Affectionate.
    a fond farewell
    a fond mother or wife
  3. Indulgent.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tragedy in Dartmoor Terrace:
      “The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas. []
    I have fond grandparents who spoil me.
  4. Outlandish; foolish; silly.
    Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.
  5. (obsolete) Foolish; simple; weak.
    • Shakespeare
      Grant I may never prove so fond / To trust man on his oath or bond.
  6. (obsolete) Doted on; regarded with affection.
    • Byron
      Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:affectionate
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

fond (third-person singular simple present fonds, present participle fonding, simple past and past participle fonded)

  1. (obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
  2. (obsolete) To caress; to fondle.
    • Dryden
      The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
Translations

Etymology 2

From French, ultimately from fundus. See fund.

Noun

fond (plural fonds)

  1. The background design in lace-making.
  2. (cooking) brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
    He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.
  3. (obsolete) Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
  4. (obsolete) Fund, stock, or store.
Translations

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

fond m

  1. fund

Derived terms


Danish

Etymology

From French fond, from Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-no-, *bʰudʰ-mn̥- (bottom).

Noun

fond c (singular definite fonden, plural indefinite fonder)

  1. stock, broth

Inflection

Noun

fond c, n (singular definite fonden or fondet, plural indefinite fonde or fonder)

  1. fund
  2. foundation, donation

French

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin fundus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔ̃/

Noun

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. back
  2. bottom
  3. fund; funding
  4. foundation
  5. (figuratively) basics, essence
  6. background
  7. (cooking) base
  8. (music) foundation stop on a pipe organ

Related terms

Verb

fond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fondre

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin fundus.

Noun

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. fund
  2. bottom

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

fȍnd m (Cyrillic spelling фо̏нд)

  1. fund

Declension


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

fond c

  1. fund
  2. backdrop; a theatrical scenery
  3. ("Kitchen French") broth

Declension

Inflection of fond 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fond fonden fonder fonderna
Genitive fonds fondens fonders fondernas

Related terms

fund