Meaning of fond


Pronunciation: (fond), [key]
— er, -est.
  1. having a liking or affection for (usually fol. by of&hasp;): to be fond of animals.
  2. loving; affectionate: to give someone a fond look.
  3. excessively tender or overindulgent; doting: a fond parent.
  4. cherished with strong or unreasoning feeling: to nourish fond hopes of becoming president.
  5. foolish or silly.
  6. foolishly credulous or trusting.


Pronunciation: (fond Fr. fôn), [key]
— pl. fonds
  1. a background or groundwork, esp. of lace.
  2. fund; stock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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