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fond meaning

EN[fɒnd] [fɑnd] [-ɒnd]
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    Definition of fond in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfondsSUF-ed
    1. The background design in lace-making.
      1. (cooking) brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
        1. He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.
      2. OBS Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
        1. OBS Fund, stock, or store.
        2. VerbSGfondsPRfondingPT, PPfonded
          1. OBS To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
            1. OBS To caress; to fondle.
            2. AdjectiveCOMfonderSUPfondest
              1. (chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
                1. Affectionate.
                  1. a fond farewell
                  2. a fond mother or wife
                2. Indulgent.
                  1. “The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached ; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas. […]”
                3. Outlandish; foolish; silly.
                  1. Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.
                4. OBS Foolish; simple; weak.
                  1. OBS Doted on; regarded with affection.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • If you're particularly fond of Foster's, Heineken or Moosehead at home, you will be disappointed to find that it's been wimped down for the American market.
                      • My Sunday Archground walks in Fall are among my fondest memories.
                      • The existing Bavarocracy (the Greeks, who are as fond of puns as ever, used to call it barbarocracy) had become impossible.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Morphemes
                        • Suffixes
                          • Words by suffix
                            • Words suffixed with -ed
                        • Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
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                          1. fr fond
                          2. en fondly
                          3. en fondness
                          4. en fondle
                          5. en fondant
                          Source: Wiktionary
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                          Grammatically, this word "fond" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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