Fond

6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fond \Fond\, verb (used with an object) To caress; to fondle. [Obs.]

The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fond \Fond\, verb (used without an object) To be fond; to dote. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fond \Fond\, noun [F., fr. L. fundus. See {Fund}.] [Obs., or used as a French word]

1. Foundation; bottom; groundwork; specif.: (a) (Lace Making) The ground. (b) (Cookery) The broth or juice from braised flesh or fish, usually served as a sauce. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Fund, stock, or store. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fond \Fond\, obs. imp. of {Find}. Found. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fond \Fond\, adjective [Compar. {Fonder}; superl. {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. --Shak.

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. --Shak.

You are as fond of grief as of your child. --Shak.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fond

adjective

1: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: {affectionate}, {fond}, {lovesome}, {tender}, {warm}]

2: extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother" [syn: {adoring}, {doting}, {fond}]

3: (followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies" [syn: {fond(p)}, {partial(p)}]

4: absurd or silly because unlikely; "fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies"

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