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Pronunciation : Fond
Part of Speech : obs.
Definition : Defn: imp. of Find. Found. Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fond
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [For fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen to be foolish. See Fon.]
Definition : 1. Foolish; silly; simple; weak. [Archaic] 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. Addison.

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. [R.] Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer. Byron.

6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] Shak.

[Compar. Fonder; superl. Fondest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fond
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To caress; to fondle. [Obs.] The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. Dryden.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fond
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To be fond; to dote. [Obs.] Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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