- 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.
Origin of bonding
- 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 bonding
Contemporary Examples of bonding
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
And if a family is bonding in 2015, it probably involves Game of Thrones or Modern Family.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
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’
September 10, 2013
It was really a bonding collective that MTV was the glue for.Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood & More Original MTV VJs Tell All
May 7, 2013
Historical Examples of bonding
The consequence is what we perceive as lack of family continuity and bonding.
Vows are exchanged more as a matter of performance than of bonding.
The object of bonding will be understood by reference to fig. 4.
Bonding and entrepot facilities, on a scale commensurate with local needs, now satisfy trade requirements.
Subsequently the bonding and not the free port system was adopted in the United Kingdom.
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.)