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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  fundus.  See  {Fund}.]  [Obs.,  or  used 
  as  a  French  word] 
  1.  Foundation;  bottom;  groundwork;  specif.: 
  a  (Lace  Making)  The  ground. 
  b  (Cookery)  The  broth  or  juice  from  braised  flesh  or 
  fish,  usually  served  as  a  sauce. 
 
  2.  Fund,  stock,  or  store. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  obs. 
  imp.  of  {Find}.  Found  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fonder};  superl.  {Fondest}.]  [For 
  fonned,  p.  p.  of  OE  fonnen  to  be  foolish.  See  {Fon}.] 
  1.  Foolish;  silly;  simple;  weak.  [Archaic] 
 
  Grant  I  may  never  prove  so  fond  To  trust  man  on  his 
  oath  or  bond.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Foolishly  tender  and  loving;  weakly  indulgent; 
  over-affectionate. 
 
  3.  Affectionate;  loving;  tender;  --  in  a  good  sense  as  a 
  fond  mother  or  wife.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  You  are  as  fond  of  grief  as  of  your  child.  --Shak. 
 
  A  great  traveler,  and  fond  of  telling  his 
  adventures.  --Irving. 
 
  5.  Doted  on  regarded  with  affection.  [R.] 
 
  Nor  fix  on  fond  abodes  to  circumscribe  thy  prayer. 
  --Byron. 
 
  6.  Trifling;  valued  by  folly;  trivial.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  v.  t. 
  To  caress;  to  fondle.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Tyrian  hugs  and  fonds  thee  on  her  breast.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  fond;  to  dote.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fond 
  adj  1:  having  or  displaying  warmth  or  affection;  "affectionate 
  children";  "caring  parents";  "a  fond  embrace";  "fond 
  of  his  nephew";  "a  tender  glance";  "a  warm  embrace" 
  [syn:  {affectionate},  {caring},  {lovesome},  {tender}, 
  {warm}] 
  2:  extravagantly  or  foolishly  loving  and  indulgent;  "adoring 
  grandparents";  "deceiving  her  preoccupied  and  doting 
  husband  with  a  young  captain";  "hopelessly  spoiled  by  a 
  fond  mother"  [syn:  {adoring},  {doting}] 
  3:  absurd  or  silly  because  unlikely;  "fond  hopes  of  becoming 
  President";  "fond  fancies" 
  4:  (followed  by  `of'  or  `to')  having  a  strong  preference  or 
  liking  for  "fond  of  chocolate";  "partial  to  horror 
  movies"  [syn:  {fond(p)},  {partial(p)}] 




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