- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- bonaventure, saint,
- bond immunization,
- bond market,
- bond paper,
- bond servant,
- bond washing
Origin of bond1
Origin of bond2
Examples from the Web for bond
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
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for bond
early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (n.1). For vowel change, see long (adj.); also influenced by Old English bonda "householder," literally "dweller" (see bondage). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.
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.)