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Dictionary Definition

bond adj : held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents" [syn: enslaved, enthralled, in bondage]

Noun

1 an electrical force linking atoms [syn: chemical bond]
2 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 [syn: bond certificate]
3 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" [syn: alliance]
4 (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" [syn: bail, bail bond]
5 a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn: shackle, hamper, trammel, trammels]
6 a connection that fastens things together [syn: attachment]
7 a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents [syn: bond paper]
8 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) [syn: Julian Bond]
9 British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming [syn: James Bond]
10 the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence]

Verb

1 stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to]
2 create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: bind, tie, attach]
3 issue bonds on
4 bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together" [syn: bring together, draw together]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Phonetic variant of band, influenced by bonda.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
  2. A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
    Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.
  3. A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
    The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.
  4. An emotional link, connection or union.
    They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.
  5. A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
    Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.
  6. A binding agreement, a covenant.
    Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.
  7. A sum of money paid as bail or surety.
    The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
  8. Any constraining or cementing force or material.
    A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.
  9. In the context of "construction": In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
  10. In Scotland, a mortgage.
that which binds, a band
link, connection or union
in chemistry, a link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule
binding agreement, a covenant
documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract
sum of money paid as bail or surety

Verb

  1. To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
    The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.
  2. To cause to adhere (one material with another).
    The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
  3. In the context of "transitive|chemistry": To form a chemical compound with.
    Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
  4. To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
    The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
  5. To form a friendship or emotional connection.
    The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
  6. To put in a bonded warehouse.
  7. In the context of "transitive|construction": To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
  8. In the context of "transitive|electricity": To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).
    A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.

Translations

to connect, secure, or tie

Extensive Definition

Bond, bonds, bonded, and bonding may refer to:

Fiduciary bonds

  • Bond (finance), in finance, a debt security, issued by Issuer
    • Government bond, a bond issued by a national government
      • Government bond register, a register of bonds issued by a national government, such as the Canadian Government Bond Register
    • Bond market, a financial market for bonds
  • Insurance bond (or investment bond), a life assurance-based single premium investment
  • Surety bond, a three party contract, where the surety promises to pay the obligee for non-performance or dishonesty by the principal
    • Performance bond, a surety bond for completion of work under a contract
    • Bail bond, a surety bond for return of a person to a court
  • Tenancy bond (or damage deposit), a deposit taken by a landlord in relation to rental of a property
  • Catastrophe bond (or cat bond), a form of reinsurance
  • Bonded labor (or debt bondage), a system of servitude where someone must work to pay off a debt

Physical sciences

  • Bond number, in fluid mechanics, a dimensionless number expressing the ratio of gravitational forces to surface tension forces
  • Chemical bond, the physical phenomenon of chemical substances being held together by attraction of atoms
  • Bond albedo, a measure of electromagnetic radiation of an astronomical body
  • Bond graph, a graphical description of a physical dynamic system
  • The Bond (Chinese constellation), both a mansion in the White Tiger constellation and an asterism within that mansion

Social sciences

Manufacturing, construction and electronics

Company and product names

Organizations

Entertainment

Places

People

  • Oliver Bond (died 1797), Irish revolutionary
  • William Cranch Bond (1789 – 1859), American astronomer, father of George Phillips Bond (below)
  • William K. Bond (1792 – 1864), American politician
  • Edward August Bond (1813 – 1898), English scientist
  • George Phillips Bond (1825 – 1865), American astronomer, son of William Cranch Bond (above)
  • James Bond (1900 - 1989), American ornithologist
  • Michael Bond (born 1926), English children's author
  • Kit Bond (born 1939), senior United States Senator of Missouri and member of the Republican Party
  • Bobby Bonds (1946 – 2003), American baseball athlete, father of Barry Bonds (below)
  • Samantha Bond (born 1961), British actress, best known for her role of Miss Moneypenny in the fictional James Bond movies
  • Barry Bonds (born 1964), American baseball athlete, son of Bobby Bonds (above)
  • Julia Bond (born 1987), American porn star

Other uses

  • Peace-bonding, something which makes a weapon unusable as a weapon
  • Peace bond, a protection order from a Canadian court

See also

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