- 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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Origin of bond1
Synonyms for bond
Origin of bond2
Related Words for bondsobligation, relationship, debenture, certificate, transaction, security, warrant, bind, fix, glue, connect, fetter, chain, tie-in, binding, handcuff, wire, network, manacle, ligature
Examples from the Web for bonds
Contemporary Examples of bonds
The bonds of Phi Kappa Psi brotherhood were too strong to break.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
"As Texans, the bonds we share transcend our differences," Abbott said.In Texas, Cruz, Perry Crow Over GOP Rout
November 5, 2014
And they resulted in the Fed sitting on a portfolio of bonds and other assets worth more than $4 trillion.The Battle of the Deficit Bulge Has Been Won
October 6, 2014
I know some bonds can never be broken... He saved lives and he touched lives.The Flying New York Fireman Who Shined on 9/11
September 11, 2014
Instead, we have watched the bonds that hold Americans together become more frayed.An Open Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder: It’s Not About Race
July 17, 2014
Historical Examples of bonds
Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.
At sundown of the second day he began to complain of the irksomeness of his bonds.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Why not leave it and the goods on it to her and take the mortgages and bonds with him?Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
And this we must not say to each other even now, by all the bonds of mutual honor and self-respect.In the Valley
He could feel for those in the bonds of sin and despair, as bound with them.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
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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.)