What does bondage mean?

Definitions for bondage
ˈbɒn dɪdʒbondage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bondage(noun)

    the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power

    "he was in bondage to fear:; "he sought release from his bondage to Satan"; "a self freed from the bondage of time"

  2. bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom(noun)

    the state of being under the control of another person

  3. bondage(noun)

    sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

Wiktionary

  1. bondage(Noun)

    The state of being enslaved or the practice of slavery.

    In Judeo-Christian tradition, the Israelites fled bondage at the hands of the Egyptians, only to wander in the wilderness for the next four decades.

    Etymology: From bondage, from (Anglo-Latin) bondagium, from bond, from bonda, of origin, from bóndi, bóandi, from bóa, búa, from būanan, from bhōw-. Cognate with and bóndi, bo, bauen, boer, bower. See also neighbour, booth, build.

  2. bondage(Noun)

    The state of lacking freedom; constraint.

    He lived in financial bondage to his cocaine habit; no matter how much he earned, it all seemed to disappear up his nose.

    Etymology: From bondage, from (Anglo-Latin) bondagium, from bond, from bonda, of origin, from bóndi, bóandi, from bóa, búa, from būanan, from bhōw-. Cognate with and bóndi, bo, bauen, boer, bower. See also neighbour, booth, build.

  3. bondage(Noun)

    The practice of tying people up for sexual pleasure.

    Their marriage broke up when she discovered he had been engaging in bondage games with a local dominatrix while he was supposedly working out at the gym.

    Etymology: From bondage, from (Anglo-Latin) bondagium, from bond, from bonda, of origin, from bóndi, bóandi, from bóa, búa, from būanan, from bhōw-. Cognate with and bóndi, bo, bauen, boer, bower. See also neighbour, booth, build.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bondage(adj)

    the state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity

  2. Bondage(adj)

    obligation; tie of duty

  3. Bondage(adj)

    villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner

Freebase

  1. Bondage

    Bondage is the tying, binding, or restraining of a person for the sexual, aesthetic, and/or psychological pleasure of the parties involved. Rope, cuffs, bondage tape, self-adhesive bandages, or other restraints may be used for this purpose. Bondage itself does not contain sadomasochism. Bondage may be used as an end into itself, as in the case of rope bondage and breast bondage. It may also be used as a part of sex or in conjunction with other BDSM activities. The letter "B" in the acronym "BDSM" comes from the word "bondage". Sexuality and erotica are an important aspect in bondage, but are often not the end in itself. Aesthetics also plays an important role in bondage. The most common reason for the active partner to tie up his/her partner is pleasure from the restrained partner's submission and the feeling of the temporary transfer of control and power. For sadomasochistic people, bondage is often used as a means to an end, where the restrained partner is more accessible to other sadomasochistic behaviour. However, bondage can also be used for its own sake. The active partner can derive visual pleasure from seeing his/her partner tied up, and the restrained partner can derive tactile pleasure from the feeling of helplessness and immobility.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bondage

    bond′āj, n. state of being bound: captivity: slavery.—n. Bond′ager, a female outworker in the Border and North country, whom the hind or married cottar was bound to provide for the farm-work. [O. Fr.; Low L. bondagium, a kind of tenure. Acc. to Skeat, this is from A.S. bonda, a boor, a householder, from Ice. bóndi = búandi, a tiller, a husbandman, búa, to till, cog. with A.S. búan.]

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  2. dogbane

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bondage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bondage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bondage in a Sentence

  1. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Faith without love is to be in people’s bondage. Love without faith, is to be in your own bondage.

  2. Justice Louis Brandeis:

    It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

  3. Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770):

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Marriage is a cage in which a husband is kept hostage to work always under the tutelage of his wife , so only a mentally deranged man can often be seen happy to live under his bondage to a woman.

  5. Book of Common Prayer:

    We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit.

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