Associations to the word «Fond»


FOND, adjective. (chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
FOND, adjective. Affectionate.
FOND, adjective. Indulgent.
FOND, adjective. Outlandish; foolish; silly.
FOND, adjective. (obsolete) Foolish; simple; weak.
FOND, adjective. (obsolete) Doted on; regarded with affection.
FOND, verb. (obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
FOND, verb. (obsolete) To caress; to fondle.
FOND, noun. The background design in lace-making.
FOND, noun. (cooking) brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
FOND, noun. (obsolete) Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
FOND, noun. (obsolete) Fund, stock, or store.

Dictionary definition

FOND, adjective. Having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace".
FOND, adjective. Extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother".
FOND, adjective. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies".
FOND, adjective. Absurd or silly because unlikely; "fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies".

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