Definitions for bondbɒnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together.

  2. a cord, rope, band, or ligament.

  3. something that binds a person or persons to a certain circumstance or line of behavior:

    the bond of matrimony.

  4. something, as an agreement or friendship, that unites individuals or peoples into a group; covenant.

  5. binding security; firm assurance:

    My word is my bond.

  6. a sealed instrument under which a person, corporation, or government guarantees to pay a stated sum of money on or before a specified day.

    Category: Business

  7. any written obligation under seal.

  8. the state of dutiable goods stored without payment of duties or taxes until withdrawn:

    goods in bond.

    Category: Government

  9. a 100-proof whiskey that has been aged at least four years in a bonded warehouse before bottling.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  10. a certificate of ownership of a specified portion of a debt due to be paid by a government or corporation to an individual holder and usu. bearing a fixed rate of interest.

    Category: Business

  11. a surety agreement. the money deposited under such an agreement.

    Category: Business

  12. a substance that causes particles to adhere; binder.

    Category: Building Trades

  13. adhesion between two substances or objects.

    Category: Building Trades

  14. the attraction between atoms in a molecule or crystalline structure:

    covalent bond.

    Category: Chemistry

  15. Category: Printing

    Ref: bond paper.

  16. a patterned arrangement of overlapping bricks, stones, etc., in a construction, intended esp. to provide strength.

    Category: Building Trades

  17. Obs.

    Ref: bondsman1. 1

  18. (v.t.)to put (goods, an employee, official, etc.) on or under bond.

  19. to connect or bind.

  20. to join (two materials).

  21. to overlap (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to produce a strong construction.

    Category: Building Trades

  22. to restore the discolored or damaged surface of (a tooth) by coating it with a durable material that adheres to the existing enamel.

    Category: Dentistry

  23. (v.i.)to hold together or cohere, as bricks in a wall or particles in a mass.

    Category: Building Trades

  24. to establish a bond as between a parent and offspring.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Origin of bond:

1175–1225; ME (n.); var. of band3



  1. (n.)a serf or slave.

  2. (adj.)in serfdom or slavery.

* Obs..

Origin of bond:

bef. 1050; ME bonde, OE bonda < ON bōndihusbandman

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chemical bond, bond(noun)

    an electrical force linking atoms

  2. bond, bond certificate(noun)

    a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal

  3. alliance, bond(noun)

    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"

  4. bail, bail bond, bond(noun)

    (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"

  5. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel(noun)

    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

  6. attachment, bond(noun)

    a connection that fastens things together

  7. bond, bond paper(noun)

    a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

  8. Bond, Julian Bond(noun)

    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)

  9. Bond, James Bond(noun)

    British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

  10. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond(verb)

    the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

    "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"

  11. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

  12. bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

  13. bond(verb)

    issue bonds on

  14. bond, bring together, draw together(verb)

    bring together in a common cause or emotion

    "The death of their child had drawn them together"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bond(noun)ˈɑɑnd

    a special connection

    the close bond between father and son

  2. bondˈɑɑnd

    a financial document issued by a government or corporation

    stocks and bonds

  3. bond(verb)ˈɑɑnd

    to develop a close relationship

    a time during which a mother and her baby bond

  4. bondˈɑɑnd

    to stick together

    The two substances bond.; The cement bonds the two pieces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bond(noun)

    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

  2. Bond(noun)

    the state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint

  3. Bond(noun)

    a binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship

  4. Bond(noun)

    moral or political duty or obligation

  5. Bond(noun)

    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

  6. Bond(noun)

    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. Bond(noun)

    the state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond

  8. Bond(noun)

    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. Bond(noun)

    a unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulae by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence

  10. Bond(verb)

    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

  11. Bond(verb)

    to dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity

  12. Bond(noun)

    a vassal or serf; a slave

  13. Bond(adj)

    in a state of servitude or slavery; captive


  1. BOND

    BOND started development in late 2000 as a rapid application development tool for the GNOME Desktop by Treshna Enterprises. Its aim was to fill a gap that traditional Microsoft Windows applications like Borland Delphi, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic filled on the Windows desktop, but targeted for the Linux environment. Its goal was to allow developers to quickly build database forms in XML for backend SQL databases. It has been employed extensively by Treshna Enterprises to develop applications such as PayMaster and GymMaster.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bond' in Nouns Frequency: #1203

Translations for bond

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something used for tying (especially a person)

They released the prisoner from his bonds.

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