See also: fonds, Fonds, and Fond

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fond, fonned, past participle of fonnen (to be foolish, be simple, dote), equivalent to fon +‎ -ed. More at fon.

AdjectiveEdit

fond (comparative fonder, superlative fondest)

  1. (chiefly with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
  2. Affectionate.
    a fond farewell
    a fond mother or wife
  3. Indulgent.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tragedy in Dartmoor Terrace[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. […]”
    I have fond grandparents who spoil me.
  4. Outlandish; foolish; silly.
    Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.
  5. (obsolete) Foolish; simple; weak.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act IV, sc. 1:
      If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her patent
      to offend, for if it touch not you, it comes near
      nobody.
    • 1605–06, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, sc. 2:
      Grant I may never prove so fond
      To trust man on his oath or bond.
    • 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Midnight Mass For the Dying Year
      The foolish, fond Old Year,
  6. (obsolete) Doted on; regarded with affection.
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VerbEdit

fond (third-person singular simple present fonds, present participle fonding, simple past and past participle fonded)

  1. (obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
  2. (obsolete) To caress; to fondle.
    • 1697, “The First Book of the Æneis”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
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Etymology 2Edit

From French, ultimately from Latin fundus. Doublet of fund.

NounEdit

fond (plural fonds)

  1. The background design in lace-making.
  2. (cooking) Brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
    He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.
  3. (information science) A group of records having shared provenance.
  4. (obsolete) Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
  5. (obsolete) Fund, stock, or store.
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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fond m

  1. fund

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Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French fond, from Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn. Cognate with Danish bund.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fond c or n (singular definite fonden or fondet, plural indefinite fonde or fonder)

  1. fund
  2. foundation, donation

Etymology 2Edit

From French fond, identical to the former word.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfʌnˀd̥], [ˈfʌŋ]

NounEdit

fond c (singular definite fonden, plural indefinite fonder)

  1. stock, broth

InflectionEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French, from Latin fundus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn.

NounEdit

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. back
  2. bottom
  3. fund; funding
  4. foundation
  5. (figuratively) basics, essence
  6. background
  7. (cooking) base
  8. (music) foundation stop on a pipe organ
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DescendantsEdit
  • Bulgarian: фонд (fond)
  • Czech: fond
  • Dutch: fonds
  • English: fund
  • German: Fonds
  • Norwegian: fond
  • Russian: фонд (fond)
  • Scots: fond
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: фо̏нд
    Latin: fȍnd
  • Swedish: fond
  • Ukrainian: фонд (fond)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

fond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fondre

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HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

fon +‎ -d

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈfond]
  • Hyphenation: fond
  • Rhymes: -ond

VerbEdit

fond

  1. second-person singular subjunctive present definite of fon

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fundus.

NounEdit

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. fund
  2. bottom

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian fondo.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fond (feminine singular fonda, plural fondi)

  1. deep
    Synonyms: għammieq, profond

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NounEdit

fond m

  1. depth (that which is deep below; the deepest part)
    Synonyms: għamieq, profondità
  2. base; bottom
  3. fund

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English fēond.

NounEdit

fond (plural fondes)

  1. Alternative form of feend

Etymology 2Edit

From fonnen +‎ -ed.

AdjectiveEdit

fond

  1. Alternative form of fonned

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From French fond, from Latin fundus

NounEdit

fond n (definite singular fondet, indefinite plural fond, definite plural fonda or fondene)

  1. a fund

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From French fond, from Latin fundus

NounEdit

fond n (definite singular fondet, indefinite plural fond, definite plural fonda)

  1. a fund

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fond.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fond n (plural fonduri)

  1. fund
  2. background
  3. content, substance, essence

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

fȍnd m (Cyrillic spelling фо̏нд)

  1. fund

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fond c

  1. fund
  2. backdrop; a theatrical scenery
  3. ("Kitchen French") broth

DeclensionEdit

Declension of fond 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fond fonden fonder fonderna
Genitive fonds fondens fonders fondernas

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