- 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)
- bonaventure, saint,
- bond immunization,
- bond market,
- bond paper,
- bond servant,
- bond washing
Origin of bond1
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Examples from the Web for 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|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"As Texans, the bonds we share transcend our differences," Abbott said.
And they resulted in the Fed sitting on a portfolio of bonds and other assets worth more than $4 trillion.
I know some bonds can never be broken... He saved lives and he touched lives.
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|Ron Christie|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But hindered by the bonds that bound her, she was unable to follow with suppleness the motion of her mount.
He had indeed so far succeeded in loosening his bonds that he could almost slip one hand out.The Princess of the School|Angela Brazil
He tugged at his bonds, but they were fastened so securely that he could not start them.Wyoming|Edward Sylvester Ellis
The legislature of Georgia repudiated these bonds in 1872, which would have been unnecessary if they had been cancelled.The Reconstruction of Georgia|Edwin C. Woolley
What could unite two creatures so different in the bonds of an inseparable friendship?A Sportsman's Sketches|Ivan Turgenev
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for bond
early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (n.1). For vowel change, see long (adj.); also influenced by Old English bonda "householder," literally "dweller" (see bondage). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.
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.)