For all your dictionary needs!
Header of fondle

fondle

Fondle appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Do not rob a low troll I begat, nor fondle his ass, as I held no frontage bill or two: labor to nod.
  • No. Six: if a fire held no freedom any day amid a wadi, may a dynamo deer fondle her if a fix is on?
View more palindromes!
Video footage: Chihuahua - Chihuahua likes to fondle fondle.
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the verb fondle

What does fondle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fondled | fondling | fondles

  1. touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    • example: They fondled in the back seat of the taxi
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer]Carrie touched his shoulder
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Instrument]Carrie touched his shoulder with the stick

      Verbs of Contact (with the same syntax): caress, grasp, graze, grip, grope, kiss, knead, lick, massage, nudge, pat, paw, peck, pinch, prod, rub, squeeze, sting, stroke, tickle, touch, tug, tweak, wring.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of fondle: caress
    • more generic word: stroke = touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    • more specific words:
      • paw = touch clumsily
      • grope = fondle for sexual pleasure
      • dandle = pet
      • pet = stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
      • chuck / pat = pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
      • nuzzle / nose = rub noses
      • pet = stroke or caress gently
      • tickle = touch or stroke lightly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for fondle

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google preview2017/2018 ASVAB For Dummies with Online Practice (2017)

by Rod Powers

Fondle is a verb that means to stroke ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

is from Latin folliculus “little bag” folly comes from French fol “foolish, mad” to foment is to instigate or stir up a fomentation is a hot moist medicinal application fond first meant “foolish, silly” fondle is a back-formation from fondling fondling can ...

Google preview2017 / 2018 ASVAB For Dummies (2017)

by Rod Powers

Fondle is a verb that means to stroke or caress lovingly or erotically .

Google previewPass the Cfat (2013)

Canadian Forces Aptitude Test Study Guide and Practice Questions by Complete Test Preparation Team

FONDLE means the same as a. Hold b. Caress c. Throw d. Keep 15. MOMENTOUS means the same as a. Magical b. Interesting c. Imaginary d. Very important 16. ANTAGONIST means the same as a. Supporter b. Fan c. Enemy d. Partner 17.

Google previewThe European Magazine (1804)

And London Review

Sir Curious Fondle is a faint copy of Sir Peter Teazle; ...

Google previewThe Lover's Lexicon (1893)

by Frederick Greenwood

" Fondle " — from " fond," a word of like signification — is rooted in a meaning of folly ; fondness being, in fact, an old and eloquent expression for foolishness softening into its worst.

Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Ryan, Briceida

Fondle. fold You will, for three weeks, be developing a creative project that will lead in a year's time to a successful profit making venture. to see anything folded Your wishes will be fulfilled. folder Be careful when pleasure seeking. Someone ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

fondle. 3 hug, pet 4 love 5 clasp 6 caress, cosset, dandle 7 embrace. fondness.

Google previewA Middle-English Dictionary (1891)

Containing Words Used by English Writers from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century by Francis Henry Stratmann, Henry Bradley

fondle, caress, cajole ; daunse- led (pple.) Langl. A xi. 30. daunsen, v., fondle, caress (v. r. daunte), Wicl. Is. lxvi. 12. daunt, sb., check, stoppage : be crosses dunt Jaf him a daunt L. H. R. 145. daunt on, v., O.Fr. danter , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

To fondle, v. a. In contempt, a head, s.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for fondle

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about fondle

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fondle:

fondlecaress

Photos about fondle

Click on an item to view that photo:

fondle

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Husband and pregnant wife hugging each other and fondle abdomen.Small photo of Husband and pregnant wife hugging each other and fondle abdomen.Small photo of Husband and pregnant wife hugging each other and fondle abdomen.Small photo of Loving couple fondle each otherSmall photo of Girls fondle goats inside a stable, ItalySmall photo of children fondle their horseSmall photo of FONDLE hand writing chalk text on black chalkboard More...

Quotes about fondle

It is easier to fondle lassies, than to cut timbers.
more quotes about fondle...

Scrabble value of F4O1N1D2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FONDLE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of fondle!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of fondle to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary