fond Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite having or displaying warmth or affection
lovesome; affectionate; tender; warm.
- affectionate children
- a fond embrace
- fond of his nephew
- a tender glance
- a warm embrace
adjective satellite extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
- adoring grandparents
- deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain
- hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother
adjective satellite (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
- fond of chocolate
- partial to horror movies
adjective satellite absurd or silly because unlikely
- fond hopes of becoming President
- fond fancies
- imp. of Find. Found.
, p. p. of OE. fonnen
to be foolish. See Fon
comparative Fonder ; superlative Fondest
- Foolish; silly; simple; weak. Archaic
Grant I may never prove so fond
To trust man on his oath or bond.
- Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.
- Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
- 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.
You are as fond of grief as of your child.
A great traveler, and fond of telling his adventures.
- Doted on; regarded with affection. R.
Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
- Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. Obs.
Fond transitive verb
- To caress; to fondle. Obs.
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
Fond intransitive verb
- To be fond; to dote. Obs.
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