[ buhnd ]
/ bʌnd /

noun (in Asian countries)

an embankment or an embanked quay, often providing a promenade.

Origin of bund

1805–15; < Hindi band < Persian: dam, levee; akin to bind, bond1

Definition for bund (2 of 2)

[ boo nd, buhnd; German boo nt ]
/ bʊnd, bʌnd; German bʊnt /

noun, plural Bunds, German Bün·de [byn-duh] /ˈbün də/.

a short form of “German-American Volksbund,” a pro-Nazi organization in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s.
(often lowercase) an alliance or league, especially a political society.

Origin of Bund

< German: association, league


Bund·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bund (1 of 2)

/ (bʌnd) /

noun (in India and the Far East)

an embankment; dyke
an embanked road or quay

Word Origin for bund

C19: from Hindi band, from Persian; related to Sanskrit bandha band 1

British Dictionary definitions for bund (2 of 2)

/ (bʊnd, German bʊnt) /

noun plural Bunds or Bünde (German ˈbyndə)

(sometimes not capital) a federation or league
short for German American Bund, an organization of US Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s and 1940s
an organization of socialist Jewish workers in Russia founded in 1897
the confederation of N German states, which existed from 1867–71

Word Origin for Bund

C19: German; related to band ², bind
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