Pronunciation: (fond),[key] —adj.,- er,-est. 1. having a liking or affection for (usually fol. by of): to be fond of animals. 2. loving; affectionate: to give someone a fond look. 3. excessively tender or overindulgent; doting: a fond parent. 4. cherished with strong or unreasoning feeling: to nourish fond hopes of becoming president. 5. Archaic.foolish or silly.
6. Archaic.foolishly credulous or trusting.
Pronunciation: (fond; Fr. fôn),[key] —n., —pl.fonds (fondz; Fr. fôn
1. a background or groundwork, esp. of lace.
2. Obs.fund; stock.