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adjective fond pronunciation in American English /fɑnd/
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  1. 1
    liking and caring about someone very much, especially as a result of knowing them well or for a long time
    fond of: I was very fond of my Uncle Jim.
    Are you fond of children?
    1. a.
      [usually before noun] loving
      a fond father
      a fond embrace (=holding someone you love close to you)
      a fond farewell (=goodbye): She bade a fond farewell to her parents and sister.
  2. 2
    mainly British getting enjoyment and satisfaction from something, especially often or over a long time
    fond of: fond of music/poetry
    fond of doing something: Anita is fond of playing the piano.


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noun [uncountable]
his fondness for fast cars


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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