- Psychology, Animal Behavior.
- 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.
- a close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of intense experiences, as those shared in military combat.
- Dentistry. a technique or procedure for restoring the discolored or damaged surface of a tooth by coating it with a highly durable resinous material that adheres to the existing enamel.
Origin of bonding
- something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together.
- a cord, rope, band, or ligament.
- something that binds a person or persons to a certain circumstance or line of behavior: the bond of matrimony.
- something, as an agreement or friendship, that unites individuals or peoples into a group; covenant: the bond between nations.
- binding security; firm assurance: My word is my bond.
- a sealed instrument under which a person, corporation, or government guarantees to pay a stated sum of money on or before a specified day.
- any written obligation under seal.
- Law. a written promise of a surety.
- Government. the state of dutiable goods stored without payment of duties or taxes until withdrawn: goods in bond.
- Also called bonded whiskey. a whiskey that has been aged at least four years in a bonded warehouse before bottling.
- Finance. a certificate of ownership of a specified portion of a debt due to be paid by a government or corporation to an individual holder and usually bearing a fixed rate of interest.
- a surety agreement.
- the money deposited, or the promissory arrangement entered into, under any such agreement.
- a substance that causes particles to adhere; binder.
- adhesion between two substances or objects, as concrete and reinforcing strands.
- Also called chemical bond. Chemistry. the attraction between atoms in a molecule or crystalline structure.Compare coordinate bond, covalent bond, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, metallic bond.
- bond paper.
- 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.
- Electricity. an electric conductor placed between adjacent metal parts within a structure, as in a railroad track, aircraft, or house, to prevent the accumulation of static electricity.
- Obsolete. bondsman1.
- to put (goods, an employee, official, etc.) on or under bond: The company refused to bond a former criminal.
- to connect or bind.
- Finance. to place a bonded debt on or secure a debt by bonds; mortgage.
- to join (two materials).
- Masonry. to lay (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to produce a strong construction.
- Electricity. to provide with a bond: to bond a railroad track.
- to establish a close emotional relationship to or with (another): the special period when a mother bonds to her infant.
- to hold together or cohere, from or as from being bonded, as bricks in a wall or particles in a mass.
- Psychology, Animal Behavior. to establish a bonding.
Origin of bond1
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Examples from the Web for 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
Vows are exchanged more as a matter of performance than of bonding.
The consequence is what we perceive as lack of family continuity and 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.
- the process by which individuals become emotionally attached to one anotherSee also pair bond
- Edward . born 1934, British dramatist: his plays, including Saved (1965), Lear (1971), Restoration (1981), and In the Company of Men (1990), are noted for their violent imagery and socialist commitment
- something that binds, fastens, or holds together, such as a chain or rope
- (often plural) something that brings or holds people together; tiea bond of friendship
- (plural) something that restrains or imprisons; captivity or imprisonment
- something that governs behaviour; obligation; duty
- a written or spoken agreement, esp a promisemarriage bond
- adhesive quality or strength
- finance a certificate of debt issued in order to raise funds. It carries a fixed rate of interest and is repayable with or without security at a specified future date
- law a written acknowledgment of an obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract
- insurance, US and Canadian a policy guaranteeing payment of a stated sum to an employer in compensation for financial losses incurred through illegal or unauthorized acts of an employee
- any of various arrangements of bricks or stones in a wall in which they overlap so as to provide strength
- See chemical bond
- See bond paper
- in bond commerce deposited in a bonded warehouse
- (also intr) to hold or be held together, as by a rope or an adhesive; bind; connect
- aeronautics to join (metallic parts of an aircraft) together such that they are electrically interconnected
- to put or hold (goods) in bond
- law to place under bond
- finance to issue bonds on; mortgage
- to arrange (bricks, etc) in a bond
Word Origin and History for bonding
- The linkage or force holding two neighboring atoms of a molecule in place and resisting their separation, usually accomplished by the transfer or sharing of one or more electrons or pairs of electrons between the atoms.
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.)