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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).
    • Shakespeare
      more fond on her than she upon her love
    • Irving
      a great traveller, and fond of telling his adventures
  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.
    • Byron
      Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
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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.
    • Dryden
      The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.
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Etymology 2Edit

From French, ultimately from Latin fundus. See 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. (obsolete) Foundation; bottom; groundwork.
  4. (obsolete) Fund, stock, or store.
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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fond m

  1. fund

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Further readingEdit

  • fond in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • fond in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French fond, from Latin fundus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-no-, *bʰudʰ-mn̥- (bottom).

NounEdit

fond c (singular definite fonden, plural indefinite fonder)

  1. stock, broth

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. fund
  2. foundation, donation

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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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VerbEdit

fond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fondre

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LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fundus.

NounEdit

fond m (plural fonds)

  1. fund
  2. bottom

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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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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