fond

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See also: fonds, Fonds, and Fond

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

fond (comparative fonder, superlative fondest)

  1. (chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
  2. Affectionate.
    a fond farewell
    a fond mother or wife
  3. Indulgent.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in 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.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act IV, sc. 1:
      If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her patent
      to offend, for if it touch not you, it comes near
      nobody.
    • 1605–06, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, sc. 2:
      Grant I may never prove so fond
      To trust man on his oath or bond.
    • 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Midnight Mass For the Dying Year
      The foolish, fond Old Year,
  6. (obsolete) Doted on; regarded with affection.
    • (Can we date this quote by Byron and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French, ultimately from Latin fundus. Doublet of fund.

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.
  3. (information science) A group of records having shared provenance.
  4. (obsolete) Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
  5. (obsolete) Fund, stock, or store.
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Czech[edit]

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

  1. fund
  2. foundation, donation

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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
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Descendants[edit]
  • Bulgarian: фонд (fond)
  • Czech: fond
  • Dutch: fonds
  • English: fund
  • German: Fonds
  • Norwegian: fond
  • Russian: фонд (fond)
  • Scots: fond
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: фо̏нд
    Latin: fȍnd
  • Swedish: fond
  • Ukrainian: фонд (fond)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

fond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fondre

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Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fon +‎ -d

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fond

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of fon

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fundus.

Noun[edit]

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. fund
  2. bottom

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian fondo.

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fond (feminine singular fonda, plural fondi)

  1. deep
    Synonyms: għammieq, profond

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Noun[edit]

fond m

  1. depth (that which is deep below; the deepest part)
    Synonyms: għamieq, profondità
  2. base; bottom
  3. fund

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English fēond.

Noun[edit]

fond (plural fondes)

  1. Alternative form of feend

Etymology 2[edit]

From fonnen +‎ -ed.

Adjective[edit]

fond

  1. Alternative form of fonned

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From French fond, from Latin fundus

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fond n (definite singular fondet, indefinite plural fond, definite plural fonda or fondene)

  1. a fund

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From French fond, from Latin fundus

Noun[edit]

fond n (definite singular fondet, indefinite plural fond, definite plural fonda)

  1. a fund

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fond.

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fond n (plural fonduri)

  1. fund
  2. background
  3. content, substance, essence

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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

Declension[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]

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