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Meaning & Definition of Bond in English

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Bond

/bɑnd/

noun

1. An electrical force linking atoms

    synonym:
  • chemical bond
  • ,
  • 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
    synonym:
  • bond
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • alliance
  • ,
  • bond

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"
    synonym:
  • bail
  • ,
  • bail bond
  • ,
  • bond

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

    synonym:
  • shackle
  • ,
  • bond
  • ,
  • hamper
  • ,
  • trammel

6. A connection that fastens things together

    synonym:
  • attachment
  • ,
  • bond

7. A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper

  • Originally made for printing documents
    synonym:
  • bond
  • ,
  • 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)

    synonym:
  • Bond
  • ,
  • Julian Bond

9. British secret operative 007 in novels by ian fleming

    synonym:
  • Bond
  • ,
  • James Bond

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • adhesiveness
  • ,
  • adhesion
  • ,
  • adherence
  • ,
  • bond

verb

1. Stick to firmly

  • "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    synonym:
  • adhere
  • ,
  • hold fast
  • ,
  • bond
  • ,
  • bind
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • stick to

2. Create social or emotional ties

  • "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    synonym:
  • bind
  • ,
  • tie
  • ,
  • attach
  • ,
  • bond

3. Issue bonds on

    synonym:
  • bond

4. Bring together in a common cause or emotion

  • "The death of their child had drawn them together"
    synonym:
  • bond
  • ,
  • bring together
  • ,
  • draw together

Examples of using

He asked me to renew the bond.