Definition of fond :
1. Affectionate; loving; tender; - in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
2. Doted on; regarded with affection.
3. Foolish; silly; simple; weak.
4. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over- affectionate.
5. Foundation; bottom; groundwork;
6. Fund, stock, or store.
7. imp. of Find. Found.
8. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; - followed by of ( formerly also by on).
9. The broth or juice from braised flesh or fish, usually served as a sauce.
10. The ground.
11. To be fond; to dote.
12. To caress; to fondle.
13. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
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desirous (part of speech: adjective)
loving (part of speech: adjective)
enthusiastic (part of speech: adjective)
- You see, he was very fond of Lightfoot. - "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer", Thornton W. Burgess.
- He came over to her and put a fond hand on her shoulder. - "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
- " I am afraid," she said, " that you are not really fond of me." - "The Great Impersonation", E. Phillips Oppenheim.