fond

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fond, fonned, past participle of Middle English fonnen (to be foolish, be simple, dote), equivalent to fon +‎ -ed. More at fon.

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Adjective[edit]

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, The Tragedy in Dartmoor Terrace[1]:
      “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.

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Noun[edit]

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.

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Verb[edit]

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.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fond m

  1. fund

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fond c (singular definite fonden, plural indefinite fonder)

  1. stock, broth

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. fund
  2. foundation, donation

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn.

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Noun[edit]

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. back
  2. bottom
  3. fund; funding
  4. foundation
  5. (figuratively) basics, essence
  6. background
  7. (cooking) base

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Verb[edit]

fond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fondre

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. fund
  2. bottom

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fȍnd m (Cyrillic spelling фо̏нд)

  1. fund

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Swedish[edit]

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fond c

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

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