1. secured by or consisting of bonds: bonded debt.
  2. placed in bond: bonded goods.
  3. Textiles. made of two layers of the same fabric or of a fabric and a lining material attached to each other by a chemical process or adhesive: bonded wool.

Origin of bonded

First recorded in 1590–1600; bond1 + -ed3
Related formsun·bond·ed, adjectivewell-bond·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for well-bonded


  1. finance consisting of, secured by, or operating under a bond or bonds
  2. commerce deposited in a bonded warehouse; placed or stored in bond
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Word Origin and History for well-bonded



"legally confirmed by bond," 1590s, from bond (v.).

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