- a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.
- the establishment of a pair bond.
Definition for bonding (2 of 2)
- 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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When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.
And if a family is bonding in 2015, it probably involves Game of Thrones or Modern Family.
The way we share technology can even be a way of bonding or showing trust for each other.
Did you and McConaughey have any sort of bonding ritual before shooting?Jared Leto on His Brilliant Performance as a Transsexual in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was really a bonding collective that MTV was the glue for.Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood & More Original MTV VJs Tell All|Melissa Leon|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The masons of that city still cling with reverence to the Flemish system of bonding,—the strongest known to the bricklayer.
This is in contrast to the gravel road, where little dependence is placed upon the bonding effect of the rock dust.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
Bonding and entrepot facilities, on a scale commensurate with local needs, now satisfy trade requirements.
Vows are exchanged more as a matter of performance than of bonding.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
It takes a day or two to get a bond through a bonding house, and all I want to do is to tie Matt up for a day.Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
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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.)