adjective, fond·er, fond·est.
Origin of fond1
Definition for fond (2 of 3)
noun, plural fonds [fondz; French fawn] /fɒndz; French fɔ̃/.
Origin of fond2
Definition for fond (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for fond
Sometimes,” he is fond of telling the press, “the target draws the arrow.
You also seem to be fond of the way the film treated gravity—as opposed to your reservations about the film Gravity.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She met a Forbes at the club the other night who is fond of literature.
For that matter, they never seemed too fond of anything adults liked in the way of books, movies, or music.Exile on Sesame Street: Keith Richards Writes a Kids’ Book|Malcolm Jones|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Commuters at Hackney Wick greeted by fond tribute to the late comedienne.
Lizzie, indeed, is fond of work; she is busy all day long, and it is evident that her sewing-machine is not allowed to rust.London's Heart|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
This caused him to keep very close to the house, as he was not fond of demonstration.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
Judith had been as fond of Uncle William as all the rest of them.The Hall and the Grange|Archibald Marshall
Kate, who was fond of Mr. Twentyman, rushed up and opened the front door at once.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
The footman was fond of reading, and used often in the evening to entertain the other servants with some amusing book.Favorite Fairy Tales|Logan Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for fond (1 of 2)
Word Origin for fond
British Dictionary definitions for fond (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fond
Word Origin and History for fond
mid-14c., originally "foolish, silly," from past tense of fonnen "to fool, be foolish," perhaps from Middle English fonne "fool" (early 14c.), of uncertain origin; or possibly 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 þe salt be fonnyd it is not worþi," c.1380). Related: Fonder; fondest.