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adjective fond pronunciation in British English /fɒnd/
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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
    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]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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