• WordNet 3.6
    • adj fond (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for "fond of chocolate","partial to horror movies"
    • adj fond extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent "adoring grandparents","deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain","hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
    • adj fond having or displaying warmth or affection "affectionate children","a fond embrace","fond of his nephew","a tender glance","a warm embrace"
    • adj fond absurd or silly because unlikely "fond hopes of becoming President","fond fancies"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased
    • Fond imp. of Find. Found.
    • Fond Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
    • Fond Doted on; regarded with affection. "Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer."
    • Fond Foolish; silly; simple; weak. "Grant I may never prove so fond To trust man on his oath or bond."
    • Fond Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.
    • Fond Foundation; bottom; groundwork;
    • Fond Fund, stock, or store.
    • Fond Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by offormerly also by on). "More fond on her than she upon her love.""You are as fond of grief as of your child.""A great traveler, and fond of telling his adventures."
    • Fond The broth or juice from braised flesh or fish, usually served as a sauce.
    • Fond The ground.
    • v. i Fond To be fond; to dote.
    • v. t Fond To caress; to fondle. "The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast."
    • Fond Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fond An obsolete preterit of find.
    • fond A Middle English form of fand.
    • fond Foolish; simple; silly.
    • fond Exhibiting or expressing foolishness or folly.
    • fond Foolishly tender and loving; doting; weakly indulgent; also (without implication of weakness or foolishness), tender; loving; very affectionate.
    • fond Foolishly or extravagantly prized; hence, trifling; trivial.
    • fond Disposed to prize highly or to like very much; feeling affection or pleasure: usually followed by of, rarely by an infinitive: as, to be fond of children; to be fond of oysters.
    • fond Cloyingly sweet in taste or smell; fulsome; luscious.
    • fond To be fond; be in love; dote.
    • fond To treat with great indulgence or tenderness; caress; fondle.
    • n fond Bottom.
    • n fond Fund; stock.
    • n fond (F. pron. fôṅ). A background or groundwork, especially of lace.
    • n fond A gravy from braized and spiced meats which serves as the foundation for sauces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Fond (Spens.) to try, attempt.
    • adj Fond fond foolishly tender and loving: weakly indulgent: prizing highly (with of): very affectionate: kindly disposed:
    • v.i Fond to dote
    • Fond . See Fand (2).
    • adj Fond fond (obs.) foolish
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  • Vladimir Mayakovsky
    Vladimir Mayakovsky
    “No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk --handsome, twenty-two year old.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “We are so fond of one another because our ailments are the same.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “You write a book like that you're fond of over the years, then you see that happen to it, it's like pissing in your father's beer.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “Some people are so fond of bad luck they run half way to meet it.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen, to be foolish. See Fon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For fonned, pa.p. of M. E. fonnen, to act foolishly, fon, a fool; fondly conn. by some with Sw. fåne, fool, Ice. fáni, swaggerer.


In literature:

He was very fond of your father as a little boy.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It is the partiality of a fond father that speaks, my dear fellow.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
It's curious, but she really seems fond of Lalage.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
The captain's too fond of brag, and that's a fact.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
He was fond of his little cousin, and could not bear to see her distressed.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Elizabeth was extremely vain and extremely fond of romance.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
The lad is fond of her, and she loves him.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Ay; he was wonderful fond o' the pallid wee thing.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Like Luther, he was passionately fond of music, and played the lute, the harp, the violin, the flute and the dulcimer.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
You know she was my nurse when I was a baby, and she's very fond of me.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

The youthful poet's soothing dream
Of golden ages past,
The muse's fond ideal theme
Seem'd realiz'd at last.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
The star of love shone o'er us,
His arm was round me thrown
And he fondly said he loved me
And loved but me alone
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke
When to another, the fond breast
Each thought for ever gives;
When on another leans for rest,
And in another lives!
"To Sensibility" by Helen Maria Williams
Alone I lie, whose like
By love was never yet;
Nor rich, nor poore, nor younge, nor old,
Nor fond, nor full of witt.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
What fond and wayward thoughts will slide
Into a Lover's head!
"O mercy!" to myself I cried,
"If Lucy should be dead!"
"Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" by William Wordsworth
That angel smile that late so much
Could my fond heart rejoice;
And he has silenced by his touch
The music of thy voice.
"To --------" by Anne Bronte

In news:

He said he was not fond of actors.
Most everyone has fond childhood memories of making Christmas cookies during the holidays.
Anne Frank -Fonds European Pressphoto Agency.
She's now branched out and is releasing a solo album under the name JAN. As you may very well know, we're very fond of girls who rock, and Talon is no exception.
Many people have fond memories of time spent at summer camp.
We've all heard the Twelve Days of Christmas song, many of us fond of the Muppets version of the familiar carol.
As a woman, I am not too fond of football not to mention paying games to only be dissapointed at the end of it.
Byrd, who died early Monday at 92, was fond of saying that he loved the institution more than its members.
Tolstoy Recalled Fondly in Chechen Museum.
SEYMOUR — Longtime Seymour Town Clerk Esther Rozum received a fond farewell from friends, family and co-workers Thursday on her final day on the job.
We've never been all that fond of you, but this stuff isn't helping your rep.
Fond of Photoshop, Martha's Vineyard student develops typeface .
Fond of Joe Sakic but Claude Lemieux ugh .
RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -– A new poll released by the Civitas Institute shows North Carolina's unaffiliated voters are not too fond of DC politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and John Boehner.
This subtle imperfection, the theory states, causes people's feelings toward robots to veer from fondness to revulsion.

In science:

Work supported by the Austrian Fonds zur F¨orderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung under pro j. nos.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
Received February 2005; revised March 2006. 1 Supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and from the Fonds qu´eb´ecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies.
Asymptotic local efficiency of Cram\'{e}r--von Mises tests for multivariate independence
We also acknowledge a financial support of Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
VP acknowledges support from Fonds qu´eb´ecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies.
Magnetic fields, winds and X-rays of massive stars: A spectropolarimetric survey of the Orion cluster
It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the financial support pro ject P19500N13 of the “Fonds zur F¨orderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)”, as well as the help and comments of Andreas ˇCap and Jan Slov´ak, and the support of the math department of the university of Vienna.
Non-regular $|2|$-graded geometries II: classifying geometries, and generic six-in-nine distributions