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fond Explained

fond at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fond at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1340, originally "foolish, silly," from pt. of fonnen "to fool, be foolish," perhaps from M.E. fonne "fool," of uncertain origin, or related to fun. Meaning evolved by 1590 via "foolishly tender" to "having strong affections for." Another sense of fonne was "to lose savor," which may be the original meaning of the word (e.g. Wyclif: "Gif ?¢®e salt be fonnyd it is not wor?¢®i," 1380). ///

fond at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: fonne 'stupid person' (13-16 centuries)]//
1 be fond of sb: to like someone very much, especially when you have known them for a long time and almost feel love for them// --Joe's quite fond of her, isn't he?// --Over the years we've grown very fond of each other.//
2 be fond of (doing) sth: to like something, especially something you have liked for a long time// --I'm not overly fond of cooking.// --I'd grown fond of the place and it was difficult to leave.//
3 be fond of doing sth: to do something often, especially something that annoys other people// --My grandfather was very fond of handing out advice to all my friends.//
4 [only before noun] a fond look, smile, action etc shows you like someone very much: affectionate// --He gave her a fond look.// --As we parted we said a fond farewell .//
5 have fond memories of sth/sb: to remember someone or something with great pleasure// --Marie still had fond memories of their time together.//
6 a fond hope/belief: a belief or hope that something will happen, which seems silly because it is very unlikely to happen// in the fond hope/belief that// --They sent him to another school in the fond hope that his behaviour would improve.// -- fondness n [U] // --a fondness for expensive clothes// fondly//

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fond at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

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fond at Swedish => english Of Explained:


fond at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "fond":
addicted to, adoring, affectionate, apish, asinine, aspiring,
assured, attached to, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted,
bootless, brainless, buffoonish, caring, cockeyed, confident,
conjugal, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dear,
demonstrative, devoted, dizzy, doting, dumb, easily taken in,
easy of belief, empty, expectant, faithful, fatuitous, fatuous,
filial, flaky, fond of, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fuddled,
full of hope, futile, gaga, goofy, gulled, hooked on, hopeful,
hoping, husbandly, idiotic, imbecile, in good heart, in hopes,
inane, inclined to believe, indulgent, inept, infatuated, insane,
kooky, languishing, lonesome, loony, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome,
loving, mad, maternal, maudlin, melting, moronic, naive, nutty,
of good cheer, of good hope, overconfiding, overcredulous,
overtrustful, overtrusting, parental, partial to, paternal,
responsive, romantic, sanguine, sappy, screwy, senseless,
sentimental, silly, soft, stupid, superstitious, sympathetic,
tender, thoughtless, trustful, trusting, uncritical, undespairing,
undoubting, unskeptical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, upbeat,
uxorious, vain, wacky, warm, wet, wifely, witless

fond at Croatian => English Of Explained:

foundation, fund, reserves

fond at French => English Of Explained:

fond [fõ]
bottom, foundation, ground

fond at Dutch => English Of Explained:

fond [fɔnt]
ground, soil

fond at Swedish => English Of Explained:


fond at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Love): love, fondness, liking, inclination, desire, regard, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, tenderness, attachment, yearning, eros, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration.

[ADJ] (Love): loving, fond, smitten, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender.

[ADJ] (Love): loving, amorous, amatory, fond, erotic, ardent, passionate,

[N] (Love): love, fondness, liking, inclination, desire, regard, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, tenderness, attachment, yearning, eros, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration.

[ADJ] (Love): loving, fond, smitten, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender

fond at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (fonder, fondest)
1 ~ of sb feeling affection for sb, especially sb you have known for a long time:
Over the years, I have grown quite fond of her. * I've always been very fond of your mother.
2 ~ of (doing) sth finding sth pleasant or enjoyable, especially sth you have liked or enjoyed for a long time:
fond of music / cooking / going to parties * We had grown fond of the house and didn't want to leave.
3 ~ of (doing) sth liking to do sth which other people find annoying or unpleasant, and doing it often:
Sheila's very fond of telling other people what to do. * He's rather too fond of the sound of his own voice (= he talks too much).
4 [only before noun] kind and loving
a fond look / embrace / farewell * I have very fond memories of my time in Spain (= I remember it with affection and pleasure).
5 [only before noun] (~ hope) a hope about sth that is not likely to happen:
I waited all day in the fond hope that she would change her mind.
fondness noun [U, sing.] ~ (for sb/sth):
He will be remembered by the staff with great fondness. * a fondness for animals * It was her father's fondness for drink that brought about the break-up of her parents' marriage.

Fond at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

Fond \Fond\, obs.
imp. of {Find}. Found. --Chaucer.

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;

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.

6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] --Shak.

Fond \Fond\, v. t.
To caress; to fondle. [Obs.]

The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. --Dryden.

Fond \Fond\, v. i.
To be fond; to dote. [Obs.] --Shak.

fond at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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)}]

fond at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » fonds|Fonds



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » fond|lang=enm, Inter: term » fonned|lang=enm, past participle of Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » fonnen||to be foolish, be simple, dote|lang=enm, equivalent to Inter: suffix » fon|ed. More at Inter: l » en|fon.


* Inter: audio » en-us-fond.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-adj » fonder|fondest
  • Inter: context » chiefly|with of Having a liking or affection (for).
    1. Affectionate.
    2. : a fond farewell
    3. Indulgent.
    4. : I have fond grandparents who spoil me.
    5. Outlandish; foolish; silly.
    6. : Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:affectionate -


      Inter: trans-top » affectionate

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|øm, Inter: t- » da|kærlig
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szerető, Inter: t+ » hu|gyengéd

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|afeiçoado, Inter: t+ » pt|meigo, Inter: t+ » pt|carinhoso
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|любящий|tr=ljúbjaščij, Inter: t+ » ru|нежный|tr=néžnyj

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » indulgent
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|eftergivende
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|engedékeny

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|indulgente, Inter: t+ » pt|complacente, Inter: t+ » pt|tolerante

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » outlandish
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|eksotisk, Inter: t- » da|aparte

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|insensato, Inter: t+ » pt|tolo, Inter: t+ » pt|imprudente, Inter: t+ » pt|precipitado

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » be fond of, like|like
    Inter: trans-top » be fond of, have affection for
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обичам|tr=obíčam|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|喜好|tr=xǐhào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|喜歡|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|喜欢|tr=xǐhuān|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|愛好|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爱好|tr=àihào|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|mít rád
    • Danish: glad, holde af, Inter: t- » da|kunne lide
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kalliks pidama, Inter: t+ » et|armastama, Inter: t- » et|üle uhke olema
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|tenir à, Inter: t+ » fr|épris|alt=être épris de
    • German: Inter: t- » de|gern haben, Inter: t- » de|hängen an, Inter: t+ » de|mögen, Inter: t+ » de|lieben
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|szível

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|volere bene, Inter: t+ » it|piacere
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|気に入る|tr=きにいる, ki ni iru|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|好く|tr=すく, suku|sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|lubić
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|carinho|alt=ter carinho
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|любить|tr=ljubítʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » intransitive Inter: t+ » ru|нравиться|tr=nrávitʹsja|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|is math le
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tener cariño, Inter: t+ » es|querer
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tycka om, Inter: t+ » sv|hålla av
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|luyến

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The background design in lace-making.


    Inter: trans-top » background of lace

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: obsolet » e To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.


    Inter: trans-top » have affection for
    • Danish: glad, holde af (to be fond of)
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|affezionarsi
    • Portuguese: ter carinho
    • Sardinian:
    • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|affetzionarsi
    • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|affitziunà
    • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|affetzionare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|affritziunassi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: audio » Cs-fond.ogg|Audio


    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • fund

    Derived terms

    * investiční fond {{m}}
    • podílový fond {{m}}
    • otevřený fond {{m}}
    • uzavřený fond {{m}}
    • dluhopisový fond {{m}}
    • akciový fond {{m}}
    • penzijní fond {{m}}
    • růstový fond {{m}}
    • výnosový fond {{m}}



    From Inter: etyl » fr|da Inter: term » fond|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la|da Inter: term » fundus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|da Inter: recons » bʰudʰ-no-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » bʰudʰ-mn̥-||bottom|lang=ine-pro.


    Inter: da-noun » en|er
  • stock, broth


    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er


    Inter: head » da|noun|g=c|g2=n|singular definite|fonden|or|fondet|plural indefinite|fonde|or|fonder

  • fund
    1. foundation, donation



    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » fundus|lang=la


    * Inter: audio » Fr-fond.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /fɔ̃/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fO~/


      Inter: fr-noun » m

  • back
    1. bottom
    2. fund; funding
    3. foundation
    4. Inter: figurativel » y basics, essence
    5. background
    6. Inter: context » cooking base

      Related terms

      * Inter: l » fr|au fond

  • Inter: l » fr|fondation
  • Inter: l » fr|fondement
  • Inter: l » fr|fonder
  • du fond du cœur
  • à fond
  • toile de fond


    Inter: fr-verb-for » m

  • Inter: conjugation of » fondre||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr

  • Serbo-Croatian


    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=fȍnd|r|фонд|фо̏нд
  • fund


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |fond|fondovi



    * Inter: audio » Sv-fond.ogg|audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • fund
    1. backdrop; a theatrical scenery
    2. Inter: context » lang=sv|"Kitchen French" broth


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

      Related terms

      ; fund

  • fondera

  • Translation: da » fond
    Translation: et » fond
    Translation: el » fond
    Translation: es » fond
    Translation: fr » fond
    Translation: gl » fond
    Translation: ko » fond
    Translation: io » fond
    Translation: id » fond
    Translation: it » fond
    Translation: kn » fond
    Translation: ku » fond
    Translation: li » fond
    Translation: hu » fond
    Translation: mg » fond
    Translation: ml » fond
    Translation: my » fond
    Translation: ja » fond
    Translation: pl » fond
    Translation: pt » fond
    Translation: ru » fond
    Category: simple:fond -
    Translation: fi » fond
    Translation: sv » fond
    Translation: tl » fond
    Translation: ta » fond
    Translation: te » fond
    Translation: vi » fond
    Translation: wa » fond
    Translation: zh » fond