- fond [ fand ] adjective **1. ) fond of liking and caring about someone very much, especially as a result of knowing them well or for a long time:I was very fond of my Uncle Jim.Are you fond of children?a ) usually before noun loving:a fond fathera fond embrace (=holding someone you love close to you)a fond farewell (=goodbye): She bade a fond farewell to her parents and sister.2. ) fond of MAINLY BRITISH getting enjoyment and satisfaction from something, especially often or over a long time:fond of music/poetryfond of doing something: Anita is fond of playing the piano.fond hope/wish/dream etc.1. ) something you very much want to happen:It was their fondest hope that the children would do well at school.2. ) in the fond hope that hoping that something will happen although it is not very likely:I read theater reviews in the fond hope that I will find time to see a play.fond memorysomething that you remember with pleasure:fond memory of: Jane has fond memories of a happy childhood.╾ fond|ness noun uncount:his fondness for fast cars
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.