Meaning of “fond” in the English Dictionary

"fond" in British English

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uk /fɒnd/ us /fɑːnd/

fond adjective (LIKING)

be fond of sb/sth

B1 to like someone or something very much; to like doing something:

She was very fond of horses.
"I'm very fond of you, you know," he said.
My brother is fond of pointing out my mistakes.

[ before noun ] happy and loving:

Many of us have fond memories of our childhoods.
We said a fond farewell to each other (= we said goodbye in a loving way) and promised to write.

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(Definition of “fond” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fond" in American English

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fondadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /fɑnd/

having feelings of affection for someone or something, or having a liking for an activity:

I’m really fond of my aunt and enjoy seeing her.
She had fond memories of her childhood.
Charles is fond of driving, so I’m happy just to be a passenger.
adverb us /ˈfɑnd·li/

He smiled fondly at his wife.

(Definition of “fond” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)