Definition of 'fond'
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Cats are particularly fond of playing with tinsel and this can be dangerous if swallowed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a fond and forlorn hope. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your naturally kind heart encourages you to make excuses for people you are fond of, especially if money is involved. The Sun (2017)It is a fond hope that there is a magical number at which all those people hostile to immigration will suddenly change the habit of a lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are particularly fond of the large cricket called the mole cricket. Times, Sunday Times (2008)True she has always been fond of you. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)My father was fond of spruce trees. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)What should have been a fond farewell turned into an endurance test. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It remains a fond and vivid memory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The mice are particularly fond of us. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They always had been fond of each other and they lived very happily as man and wife. Heidi (1881)He has been so kind and jolly that we all got quite fond of him. Little Women (1869)He was especially fond of jazz and Cuban records. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I have grown rather fond of the term and see it as a form of affection. The Sun (2014)I am especially fond of anything with a striped flower. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I happen to be rather fond of them but public opinion runs strongly the other way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I feel terribly fond of penguins. The Sun (2013)She said: 'I have fond memories of my time in the sky. The Sun (2011)She added: 'I have such fond memories of our time working together. The Sun (2009)At least, after yesterday, he has a fond and recent memory to relive during the long hours in court. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Feeling almost fond, I read it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: fond ADJECTIVE
If you are fond of someone, you feel affection for them.
I am very fond of your brother.
Definition of fond from the Collins English Dictionary
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