Origin of bond2
- 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)
Origin of bond1
Synonyms for bond
Examples from the Web for bonder
Historical Examples of bonder
Then they fared home to the farm, and told the bonder what had happed.
Then Gunnlaug smote the herdsman, and stunned him; but the bonder would in nowise bear this, and claimed boot therefor.
The bonder greeted him well, but none of the other folk could abide him, and the good wife least of all.
Thereafter they went to Grettir's horse, and nought had been tried against it; then all seemed to the bonder to go one way.
Next morning the bonder rode home, and he and Grettir parted good friends.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for 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.)