1. The background design in lace-making.
  2. brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
    He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.


  1. To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
  2. To caress; to fondle.


  1. Having a liking or affection (for).
  2. Affectionate.
    a fond farewell
    a fond mother or wife
  3. Indulgent.
    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. Foolish; simple; weak.
  6. Doted on; regarded with affection.

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