bond

1
[ bond ]
/ bɒnd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to hold together or cohere, from or as from being bonded, as bricks in a wall or particles in a mass.
Psychology, Animal Behavior. to establish a bonding.

Origin of bond

1
1175–1225; Middle English (noun); variant of band3

SYNONYMS FOR bond

1 bonds, chains, fetters.

Related forms

Synonym study

3. Bond, link, tie agree in referring to a force or influence that unites people. Bond, however, usually emphasizes the strong and enduring quality of affection, whereas tie may refer more especially to duty, obligation, or responsibility: bonds of memory; Blessed be the tie that binds; family ties. A link is a definite connection, though a slighter one; it may indicate affection or merely some traceable influence or desultory communication: a close link between friends.

Definition for bond (2 of 3)

bond

2
[ bond ]
/ bɒnd /
Obsolete

noun

a serf or slave.

adjective

in serfdom or slavery.

Origin of bond

2
before 1050; Middle English bonde, Old English bonda < Old Norse bōndi husbandman, contraction of *bōande, variant of būande, cognate with Old English būend dweller, equivalent to bū(an) to dwell (see boor) + -end noun suffix, as in fiend, friend

Definition for bond (3 of 3)

Bond

[ bond ]
/ bɒnd /

noun

Carrie (Minetta)Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1862–1946, U.S. songwriter and author.
Julian,born 1940, U.S. civil-rights leader and politician.
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British Dictionary definitions for bond (1 of 2)

bond

/ (bɒnd) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for bond

C13: from Old Norse band; see band ²

British Dictionary definitions for bond (2 of 2)

Bond

/ (bɒnd) /

noun

Edward . born 1934, British dramatist: his plays, including Saved (1965), Lear (1971), Restoration (1981), and In the Company of Men (1990), are noted for their violent imagery and socialist commitment
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Medicine definitions for bond

bond

[ bŏnd ]

n.

The linkage or force holding two neighboring atoms of a molecule in place and resisting their separation, usually accomplished by the transfer or sharing of one or more electrons or pairs of electrons between the atoms.
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Science definitions for bond

bond

[ bŏnd ]

A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds. See also coordinate bond covalent bond ionic bond metallic bond polar bond.
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Culture definitions for bond

bond


A security issued by a corporation or public body and usually carrying a fixed rate of interest and a set date, called the bond's maturity, for redemption of the principal. Like a stock, a bond is a type of investment, but unlike a stock, a bond has a definite, but not necessarily fixed, yield. Some bonds have a feature known as a call, which gives the borrower an option to pay off the principal of the bond before its maturity, the date when the bond is due to be redeemed. (See municipal bonds and Treasury bills.)

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