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Meaning of BOND

Pronunciation:  bând, bând

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a connection that fastens things together
  2. [n]  a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  3. [n]  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  4. [n]  British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
  5. [n]  United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
  6. [n]  an electrical force linking atoms
  7. [n]  (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
  8. [n]  a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money
  9. [n]  a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
  10. [n]  a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
  11. [adj]  held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents"
  12. [v]  stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  13. [v]  bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
  14. [v]  issue bonds on
  15. [v]  create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

BOND is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: adhere, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, alliance, attach, attachment, bail, bail bond, bind, bind, bond certificate, bond paper, bring together, chemical bond, draw together, enslaved, enthralled, hamper, hold fast, in bondage, James Bond, Julian Bond, shackle, slave(a), stick, stick to, tie, trammel, trammels
 See Also: attach, attraction, attractive force, ball and chain, bearer bond, befriend, bond issue, certificate, certificate of indebtedness, chain, chains, character, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, connect, connectedness, connecter, connection, connection, connective, connector, connexion, connexion, constraint, convertible bond, corporate bond, coupon bond, covalent bond, cross-link, cross-linkage, cuff, cuffs, debenture, debenture bond, debt instrument, electrostatic bond, electrovalent bond, fetter, fictional character, fictitious character, fixate, government bond, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock, hobble, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, iron, irons, junk bond, ligament, link, link up, manacle, metallic bond, mortgage, municipal bond, noncallable bond, peptide bond, peptide linkage, performance bond, post-obit bond, Premium Bond, recognisance, recognizance, registered bond, relate, restraint, revenue bond, secured bond, security, stickiness, surety bond, tie, unsecured bond, writing paper, zero coupon bond



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bond\, n. [The same word as band. Cf. {Band}, {Bend}.]
    1. That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which
       anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a
       band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
             Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, I gained
             my freedom.                           --Shak.
    2. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity,
       restraint. ``This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of
       bonds.'' --Acts xxvi.
    3. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting
       tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
             A people with whom I have no tie but the common bond
             of mankind.                           --Burke.
    4. Moral or political duty or obligation.
             I love your majesty According to my bond, nor more
             nor less.                             --Shak.
    5. (Law) A writing under seal, by which a person binds
       himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay
       a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is
       a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that, if
       the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain
       place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform
       certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or
       before a time specified, the obligation shall be void;
       otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition
       is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the
       obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the
       whole sum. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
    6. An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond)
       made by a government or a corporation for purpose of
       borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.
    7. The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the
       duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.
    8. (Arch.) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks
       forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this
       purpose in several different ways, as in English or block
       bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with
       their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers,
       and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel
       to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond
       (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and
       stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints;
       Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change
       of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in
       the middle of the first, and the same position of
       stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and
       English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in
       the one method, the outer in the other.
    9. (Chem.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two
       bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic
       formul[ae] by a short line or dash. See Diagram of
       {Benzene nucleus}, and {Valence}.
    {Arbitration bond}. See under {Arbitration}.
    {Bond crediter} (Law), a creditor whose debt is secured by a
       bond. --Blackstone.
    {Bond debt} (Law), a debt contracted under the obligation of
       a bond. --Burrows.
    {Bond} (or {lap}) {of a slate}, the distance between the top
       of one slate and the bottom or drip of the second slate
       above, i. e., the space which is covered with three
       thicknesses; also, the distance between the nail of the
       under slate and the lower edge of the upper slate.
    {Bond timber}, timber worked into a wall to tie or strengthen
       it longitudinally.
    Syn: Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.
  2. \Bond\ (b[o^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bonded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Bonding}.]
    1. To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to
       secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise)
       by giving a bond.
    2. (Arch.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a
       wall, so as to secure solidity.
  3. \Bond\, n. [OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda,
    bunda, husband, bouseholder, from Icel. b[=o]ndi husbandman,
    for b[=u]andi, fr. b[=u]a to dwell. See {Boor}, {Husband}.]
    A vassal or serf; a slave. [Obs. or Archaic]
  4. \Bond\, a.
    In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
          By one Spirit are we all baptized .. whether we be Jews
          or Bentiles, whether we be bond or free. --1 Cor. xii.
  5. \Bond\, n.
    1. (Elec.) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent
       rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of
       the electric circuit.
    2. League; association; confederacy. [South Africa]
             The Africander Bond, a league or association
             appealing to African, but practically to Boer,
             patriotism.                           --James Bryce.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A written agreement by which a person insures he will pay a certain sum of money if he does not perform certain duties property.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an obligation of any kind (Num. 30:2, 4, 12). The word means also oppression or affliction (Ps. 116:16; Phil. 1:7). Christian love is the "bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14), and the influences of the Spirit are the "bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3).

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