fond

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[ fond; French fawn ]
/ fɒnd; French fɔ̃ /

noun, plural fonds [fondz; French fawn] /fɒndz; French fɔ̃/.

a background or groundwork, especially of lace.
Obsolete. fund; stock.

Words nearby fond

Origin of fond

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From French, dating back to 1655–65; see origin at fund
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British Dictionary definitions for fonds (1 of 2)

fond1
/ (fɒnd) /

adjective

(postpositive foll by of) predisposed (to); having a liking (for)
loving; tendera fond embrace
indulgent; dotinga fond mother
(of hopes, wishes, etc) cherished but unlikely to be realizedhe had fond hopes of starting his own business
archaic, or dialect
  1. foolish
  2. credulous

Derived forms of fond

fondly, adverbfondness, noun

Word Origin for fond

C14 fonned, from fonnen to be foolish, from fonne a fool

British Dictionary definitions for fonds (2 of 2)

fond2
/ (fɒnd, French fɔ̃) /

noun

the background of a design, as in lace
obsolete fund; stock

Word Origin for fond

C17: from French, from Latin fundus bottom; see fund
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