- a surety agreement.
- the money deposited, or the promissory arrangement entered into, under any such agreement.
- any of various arrangements of bricks, stones, etc., having a regular pattern and intended to increase the strength or enhance the appearance of a construction.
- the overlap of bricks, stones, etc., in a construction so as to increase its strength.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bondbond·a·ble, adjectivebond·er, nounbond·less, adjective
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What is a basic definition of bond?
A bond is something that binds or fastens things together, something that unites people, or an attraction between atoms in a molecule. Bond has many other senses as a noun and a verb.
Bond can refer to anything that holds or links things together. For example, glue is commonly used as a bond to make things stick to each other. Bond is often used in the plural when referring to things like shackles or handcuffs that bind multiple parts of the body. In this sense, bond is often used figuratively to refer to things that bind or restrict a person’s liberty or freedom.
- Real-life examples: Glue, rope, zip ties, cables, pins, and staples are examples of things used as bonds. Prisoners are often kept in bonds, like chains, handcuffs, and shackles, to prevent them from escaping. Throughout history, people have rebelled against the bonds of tyranny, that is, oppression of a government they think is unfair or unjust.
- Used in a sentence: We freed the prisoners from their metal bonds.
This sense of bond is also used as a verb to mean to bind things together.
- Used in a sentence: The welder bonded the steel sheets to each other.
In a similar sense, bond is used in chemistry to refer to an attraction between atoms that hold them together to form molecules. These are also known as chemical bonds and they are a very important concept to molecular chemistry.
- Real-life examples: Chemical bonds are further divided into specific kinds of bonds that hold molecules together. Different types of bonds include covalent bonds, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, and metallic bonds.
- Used in a sentence: Professor Smith used a model to show us the bonds between atoms in a molecule of ammonia.
Bond is also used in a figurative sense to refer to agreements or relationships that unite people. In this sense, bond often specifically refers to an especially close or trusting relationship.
- Real-life examples: You are connected to your family and friends by a close bond. You may also form close bonds with your pet. Countries that are allies have a close bond and usually promise to help or protect each other.
- Used in a sentence: John and Paul have a strong bond of friendship and they think of each other as brothers.
Closely related to this sense, bond is used as a verb to mean to form a strong emotional relationship with someone.
- Used in a sentence: I bonded with my father during the many fishing trips we went on together.
Where does bond come from?
The first records of bond come from around 1175. It comes from Middle English as a variation of band, meaning “something that binds or fastens things together” or “something that unites people.”
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What are some other forms related to bond?
- bondable (adjective)
- bondability (noun)
- bonder (noun)
- bondless (adjective)
- unbondable (adjective)
What are some synonyms for bond?
What are some words that share a root or word element with bond?
What are some words that often get used in discussing bond?
How is bond used in real life?
Bond is a common word that most often refers to a close relationship or an attraction between atoms in chemistry.
we have such a strong bond as a family and I couldn't ask for a better group of people to have support me!!
— Matthew Espinosa (@MatthewEspinosa) May 30, 2016
A bond between a person and their favorite band is strong enough to pull us from the darkest of pits in which we're all capable of falling.
— Jonathan Cook (@iamjonathancook) August 1, 2013
The toes of geckos have pads w/ microscopic filaments that are so tiny they are able to form weak bonds w/ the molecules of smooth surfaces.
— American Museum of Natural History (@AMNH) March 16, 2010
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Is bond used correctly in the following sentence?
I have a strong bond with my sister and we would do anything to help each other.
How to use bond in a sentence
The VW offering also marks test of investor appetite for green bonds from borrowers previously marred by environmental issues.Volkswagen is the latest carmaker to tap the red-hot green-bond market to fund its EV ambitions|Bernhard Warner|September 16, 2020|Fortune
This made the enzyme very efficient at breaking cysteine’s bond to the thiol.Stinky success: Scientists identify the chemistry of B.O.|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 15, 2020|Science News For Students
It described investors who were supposed to exert power over governments by selling their bonds, or merely threatening to, and thus making deficit-spending more expensive.America’s $20 trillion debt is getting cheaper as it grows|McKenna Moore|September 12, 2020|Fortune
The Fed has purchased just $12 billion through its corporate bond programs through the end of August, far short of the $750 billion maximum.
By bolstering a bond market that had been in freefall, the federal government offered its largest, most rapid and least encumbered relief to large businesses that already had robust cash reserves.
But yes, I pictured a James Bond-type just sauntering over to her.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Failure to bond to their parents was the prominent reason children were being given away.
With no record and no warrants, he was given a four-figure bond by a judge the next morning.
Marriage is a bond and a commitment—marrying yourself is ridiculous because you are already married to yourself.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was released within the hour without a bond on his own recognizance.
I have written to her, and to Mrs. Coningsby; and she is perfectly free: every bond is relinquished, but that of the heart.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The bond of marriage seemed an accursed thing, the mere slavery of women.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Out of a dark porch, ten paces along Bond Street, appeared a burly figure to fall into step a few yards behind Gray.
A lingering hope was dispelled when, looking right and left along Bond Street, he failed to perceive the missing pair.
Ten paces along Bond Street he encountered a small, stooping figure which became detached from the shadows of a shop door.
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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.)