Definition of Bond

1. Noun. An electrical force linking atoms.

2. Verb. Stick to firmly. "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Bind, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To
Specialized synonyms: Bind
Related verbs: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Adhesive, Binder, Binding, Bondable, Holdfast, Sticker

3. 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.

4. Verb. Create social or emotional ties. "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Exact synonyms: Attach, Bind, Tie
Generic synonyms: Relate
Specialized synonyms: Fixate, Befriend
Derivative terms: Attachment, Attachment, Tie

5. Noun. A connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest. "Their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
Exact synonyms: Alliance
Generic synonyms: Connectedness, Connection, Connexion
Specialized synonyms: Silver Cord

6. Verb. Issue bonds on.
Generic synonyms: Mortgage

7. Noun. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial. "A $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
Exact synonyms: Bail, Bail Bond
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Generic synonyms: Recognisance, Recognizance
Derivative terms: Bail

8. Verb. Bring together in a common cause or emotion. "The death of their child had drawn them together"
Exact synonyms: Bring Together, Draw Together
Generic synonyms: Unify, Unite

9. Noun. A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner).
Exact synonyms: Hamper, Shackle, Trammel
Specialized synonyms: Ball And Chain, Fetter, Hobble, Cuff, Handcuff, Handlock, Manacle, Chains, Irons
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Derivative terms: Hamper, Hamper, Shackle, Trammel

10. Noun. A connection that fastens things together.
Exact synonyms: Attachment
Generic synonyms: Connecter, Connection, Connective, Connector, Connexion
Specialized synonyms: Ligament
Derivative terms: Attach, Attach

11. Noun. A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents.
Exact synonyms: Bond Paper
Generic synonyms: Writing Paper

12. 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).

13. Noun. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming.

14. Noun. The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition. "A heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
Exact synonyms: Adherence, Adhesion, Adhesiveness
Generic synonyms: Stickiness
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhere, Adhere, Adhesive

Definition of Bond

1. n. 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. v. t. 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.

3. n. A vassal or serf; a slave.

4. a. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.

5. n. A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.

Definition of Bond

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. A peasant; churl. ¹

3. Noun. A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior. ¹

4. Adjective. Subject to the tenure called bondage. ¹

5. Adjective. In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free. ¹

6. Adjective. Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) 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. ¹

8. Noun. (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture. ¹

9. Noun. A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural. ¹

10. Noun. An emotional link, connection or union. ¹

11. Noun. (chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule. ¹

12. Noun. A binding agreement, a covenant. ¹

13. Noun. A bail bond. ¹

14. Noun. Any constraining or cementing force or material. ¹

15. Noun. (context: construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying. ¹

16. Noun. In Scotland, a mortgage. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To cause to adhere (one material with another). ¹

19. Verb. (transitive chemistry) To form a chemical compound with. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To guarantee or secure a financial risk. ¹

21. Verb. To form a friendship or emotional connection. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To put in a bonded warehouse. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive electricity) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors). ¹

25. Verb. to bail out by means of a bail bond ¹

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Definition of Bond

1. to join together [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BONDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Bond

1. 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. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint. "This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds." 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Arbitration bond. See Arbitration. Bond crediter, a debt contracted under the obligation of a bond. 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. Synonym: Chains, fetters, captivity, imprisonment. Origin: The same word as band. Cf. Band, Bend. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bond

bond-trading activity
bond angle
bond certificate
bond discount
bond dissociation energy
bond distortion
bond energy
bond for deed
bond for general purposes
bond issue
bond issues
bond length
bond market
bond markets

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