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7 a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents [syn: bond paper]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]
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]
- Rhymes: -ɒnd
- 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.
- A documentary
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.
- A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
- The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.
- An emotional link,
- They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.
- A link or force
between neighbouring atoms
in a molecule.
- Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.
- 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.
- A sum of money paid as
bail or surety.
- The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
- Any constraining
or cementing force or
- A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.
- In the context of "construction": In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
- In Scotland, a mortgage.
- bail bond
- bond paper
- bond discount
- bond for deed
- bond for general purposes
- bond issue
- bond premium
- bonded debt
- bearer bond
- completion bond
- corporate bond
- covalent bond
- English bond
- Flemish bond
- government bond
- ionic bond
- junk bond
- perpetual bond
- performance bond
- registered bond
- serial bond
- surety bond
- war bond
- zero coupon bond
link, connection or union
in chemistry, a link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule
binding agreement, a covenant
sum of money paid as bail or surety
- Finnish: takuu
- To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
- The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.
- To cause to adhere (one material with
- The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
- In the context of "transitive|chemistry": To form a chemical
- Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
- To guarantee or
secure a financial risk.
- The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
- To form a friendship or emotional connection.
- The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
- To put in a bonded warehouse.
- In the context of "transitive|construction": To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
- 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.
to connect, secure, or tie
- French: lier
Bond, bonds, bonded, and bonding may refer to:
- Bond (finance), in finance, a debt security, issued by Issuer
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Pair bond, in biology, the strong affinity that develops in some species between the male and female in a breeding pair, or, sometimes, between individuals of the same sex
- Psychological bond, a form of relationship
- Forms of an acephalous society in anthropology:
Manufacturing, construction and electronics
- In manufacturing, bonding may be done via adhesives, welding, or fasteners (such as screws, bolts, nails, rivets)
- Bond, the manner in which the bricks overlap as they are laid in brickwork
- Bond paper, a high quality durable writing paper
- Bonded Leather (or reconstituted leather)
- Bottled in bond, referring to a type American whiskey
- Wire bonding, a method of making interconnections between a microchip and the outside world as part of semiconductor device fabrication
- Channel bonding (or modem bonding), an arrangement in which two or more network interfaces on a host computer are combined
- Electrical bonding, concept in electricity distribution
Company and product names
- Bonds (clothing), an Australian clothing company
- Bonds, formerly the name of a department store in Norwich, England, now called John Lewis Norwich
- Bonds, formerly the name of a department store in Chelmsford, Essex, now called Debenhams Chelmsford
- Bond Cars Ltd, a small scale car manufacturer between 1949 and 1971:
- BOND, RAD software tool
- Gold Bond medicated powder
- Bond Street (cigarette), brand of cigarette
- Eaton's Corrasable Bond, a former brand of erasable typing paper
- The Bond Electraglide electric guitar, manufactured by Bond Guitars
- James Bond, a fictional secret agent created by Ian Fleming
- Bond (band), an Australian/British string quartet
- The Bond, a film by Charlie Chaplin supporting Liberty bonds
- "The Bonding", a third-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Any Bonds Today?, a propaganda film for War bonds during World War II
- Bond Street, a major shopping street in the West End of London
University, Gold Coast, Australia
- Bond South Africa, South African campus of Bond University
- Bond Head, Ontario, Canada
- Bonds, Lancashire, an English village* Bond, Colorado
- Bond County, Illinois
- Bond Hill, Ohio
- Bond Falls, a waterfall in the Ontonagon River, Michigan
- Mount Bond, a mountain in Grafton County, New Hampshire
- 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
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