Fond

Definition of Fond

imp.1.imp. of Find. Found.
a.1.Foolish; silly; simple; weak.
Grant I may never prove so fond
To trust man on his oath or bond.
- Shak.
2.Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.
3.Affectionate; loving; tender; - in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
4.Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; - followed by of (formerly also by on).
More fond on her than she upon her love.
- Shak.
You are as fond of grief as of your child.
- Shak.
A great traveler, and fond of telling his adventures.
- Irving.
5.Doted on; regarded with affection.
Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
- Byron.
6.Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
v. t.1.To caress; to fondle.
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To be fond; to dote.
n.1.(Lace Making) Foundation; bottom; groundwork;
2.Fund, stock, or store.

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