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English Dictionary: bond by the DICT Development Group
9 results for bond
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an electrical force linking atoms [syn: 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): bail, bail bond, bond
  5. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    Synonym(s): shackle, bond, hamper, trammel
  6. a connection that fastens things together
    Synonym(s): attachment, bond
  7. a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
    Synonym(s): 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(s): Bond, Julian Bond
  9. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Synonym(s): 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(s): adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond
  1. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    Synonym(s): adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to
  2. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    Synonym(s): bind, tie, attach, bond
  3. issue bonds on
  4. bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
    Synonym(s): bond, bring together, draw together
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bond \Bond\, n.
      1. (Elec.) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent
            rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of
            the electric circuit.
      2. League; association; confederacy. [South Africa]
                     The Africander Bond, a league or association
                     appealing to African, but practically to Boer,
                     patriotism.                                       --James Bryce.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bond \Bond\, n. [The same word as band. Cf. {Band}, {Bend}.]
      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. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity,
            restraint. [bd]This man doeth nothing worthy of death or
            of bonds.[b8] --Acts xxvi.
      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. (Law) 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. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
      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. (Arch.) 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bond \Bond\, n. [OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda,
      bunda, husband, bouseholder, from Icel. b[omac]ndi
      husbandman, for b[umac]andi, fr. b[umac]a to dwell. See
      {Boor}, {Husband}.]
      A vassal or serf; a slave. [Obs. or Archaic]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bond \Bond\, a.
      In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
               By one Spirit are we all baptized .. whether we be Jews
               or Bentiles, whether we be bond or free. --1 Cor. xii.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
      9. (Chem.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two
            bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic
            formul[91] by a short line or dash. See Diagram of
            {Benzene nucleus}, and {Valence}.
      {Arbitration bond}. See under {Arbitration}.
      {Bond crediter} (Law), a creditor whose debt is secured by a
            bond. --Blackstone.
      {Bond debt} (Law), a debt contracted under the obligation of
            a bond. --Burrows.
      {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.
      Syn: Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bond \Bond\ (b[ocr]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bonded}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Bonding}.]
      1. 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.
      2. (Arch.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a
            wall, so as to secure solidity.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Bond, CO
      Zip code(s): 80423

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      an obligation of any kind (Num. 30:2, 4, 12). The word means
      also oppression or affliction (Ps. 116:16; Phil. 1:7). Christian
      love is the "bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14), and the
      influences of the Spirit are the "bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3).
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