Fond obs. imp. of Find. Found.
Fond, a. [Compar. Fonder superl. Fondest.]
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.
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.]
Fond, v. t. To caress; to fondle. [Obs.]
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. --Dryden.
Fond, v. i. To be fond; to dote. [Obs.]
Fond n. [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.
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,
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)]