- 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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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
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.
The Fed has purchased just $12 billion through its corporate bond programs through the end of August, far short of the $750 billion maximum.
Failure to bond to their parents was the prominent reason children were being given away.
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.
The bond between women and detachable showerheads, after all, is both a marriage of convenience and one of love.
Anderson is out on bail after posting 10 percent of a $150,000 bond.Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son|Nina Strochlic|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dick drove back to Bond Street in great elation, eager for more duels.The Road to Paris|Robert Neilson Stephens
Under this bond he pledged himself to pay off his liabilities at the rate of £120 a month.George Morland|Edward D. Cuming
Ansaldo, by means of a bond which he made to a magician, performed her request.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Would you have me indeed, annihilate the memory of the bond between us?The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
March 1st the Bethia Thayer, with more Peruvian guano, was also released on bond.Cruise and Captures of the Alabama|Albert M. Goodrich
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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.)