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 for fond
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fond \Fond\, v. t.
     To caress; to fondle. [Obs.]
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           The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fond \Fond\, v. i.
     To be fond; to dote. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fond \Fond\, n. [F., fr. L. fundus. See Fund.] [Obs., or used
     as a French word]
     1. Foundation; bottom; groundwork; specif.:
        (a) (Lace Making) The ground.
        (b) (Cookery) The broth or juice from braised flesh or
            fish, usually served as a sauce.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. Fund, stock, or store.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fond \Fond\, obs.
     imp. of Find. Found. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fond \Fond\, a. [Compar. Fonder; superl. Fondest.] [For
     fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen to be foolish. See Fon.]
     1. Foolish; silly; simple; weak. [Archaic]
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              Grant I may never prove so fond
              To trust man on his oath or bond.     --Shak.
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     2. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent;
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     3. Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a
        fond mother or wife. --Addison.
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     4. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent,
        or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of
        (formerly also by on).
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              More fond on her than she upon her love. --Shak.
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              You are as fond of grief as of your child. --Shak.
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              A great traveler, and fond of telling his
              adventures.                           --Irving.
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     5. Doted on; regarded with affection. [R.]
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              Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
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     6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate
             children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a
             tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate,
             fond, lovesome, tender, warm]
      2: extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring
         grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband
         with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
         [syn: adoring, doting, fond]
      3: (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or
         liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"
         [syn: fond(p), partial(p)]
      4: absurd or silly because unlikely; "fond hopes of becoming
         President"; "fond fancies"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "fond":
     addicted to, adoring, affectionate, apish, asinine, aspiring,
     assured, attached to, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted,
     bootless, brainless, buffoonish, caring, cockeyed, confident,
     conjugal, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dear,
     demonstrative, devoted, dizzy, doting, dumb, easily taken in,
     easy of belief, empty, expectant, faithful, fatuitous, fatuous,
     filial, flaky, fond of, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fuddled,
     full of hope, futile, gaga, goofy, gulled, hooked on, hopeful,
     hoping, husbandly, idiotic, imbecile, in good heart, in hopes,
     inane, inclined to believe, indulgent, inept, infatuated, insane,
     kooky, languishing, lonesome, loony, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome,
     loving, mad, maternal, maudlin, melting, moronic, naive, nutty,
     of good cheer, of good hope, overconfiding, overcredulous,
     overtrustful, overtrusting, parental, partial to, paternal,
     responsive, romantic, sanguine, sappy, screwy, senseless,
     sentimental, silly, soft, stupid, superstitious, sympathetic,
     tender, thoughtless, trustful, trusting, uncritical, undespairing,
     undoubting, unskeptical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, upbeat,
     uxorious, vain, wacky, warm, wet, wifely, witless

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