- The definition of a bond is something that holds people or objects together, or money borrowed from a company that specializes in paying the bail for people's release from jail.
- An example of bond is the relationship between two best friends.
- An example of bond is a rope.
- An example of bond is a loan secured by money or collateral (such as cars, boats, houses, land or financial instruments such as stocks and bonds) to give to a court clerk for bail to guarantee that the defendant will return to court on the trial date.
- Bond means to bind or connect.
An example of bond is to say marriage vows and enter into the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Enjoying the bond of their friendship.
- anything that binds, fastens, or restrains
- fetters; shackles
- Archaic imprisonment; captivity
- a binding or uniting force; tie; link: the bonds of friendship
- a fastening or adhesion, as by glue, solder, etc.
- a binding agreement; covenant
- a duty or obligation imposed by a contract, promise, etc.
- a substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
- bond paper
- a unit of combining capacity equivalent to one atom of hydrogen: represented in structural formulas by a dash or dot
- an electrostatic attraction between atoms or groups of atoms that forms a stable aggregate unit, such as a molecule or metal
- an agreement by an agency holding taxable or dutiable goods that taxes or duties on them will be paid before they are sold
- the condition of goods kept in a warehouse until taxes or duties are paid
- an insurance contract by which a bonding agency guarantees payment of a specified sum to the payee in the event of a financial loss caused as by the act of a specified employee or by some contingency over which the payee has no control
- Finance an interest-bearing certificate issued by a government or business, promising to pay the holder a specified sum on a specified date: it is a common means of raising capital funds
- a written obligation to pay specified sums, or to do or not do specified things
- an amount paid as surety or bail
- Archaic a bondsman, or surety
- Masonry the way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
Origin of bondMiddle English bond, band: see band
- to connect or fasten with or as with a bond; bind
- to furnish a bond, or bail, and thus become a surety for (someone)
- to place or hold (goods) in or under bond
- to issue interest-bearing certificates on
- to put under bonded debt
- to arrange (timbers, bricks, etc.) in a pattern that gives strength
bottled in bond
Origin of bondMiddle English bonde ; from Old English bonda: see bondage
- Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
- often bonds Confinement in prison; captivity.
- A uniting force or tie; a link: the familial bond.
- A binding agreement; a covenant.
- A duty, promise, or other obligation by which one is bound.
- a. A substance or agent that causes two or more objects or parts to cohere.b. The union or cohesion brought about by such a substance or agent.
- A chemical bond.
- A systematically overlapping or alternating arrangement of bricks or stones in a wall, designed to increase strength and stability.
- A written obligation requiring the payment of a sum at a certain time.
- A debt security obligating a government or corporation to pay a specified amount on a future date, especially a marketable security that makes semiannual interest payments.
- a. A guarantee issued by a surety agency on behalf of a client, requiring the surety to pay a sum of money to a third party in the event the client fails to fulfill certain obligations; a surety bond.b. A sum pledged as a guarantee.
- A sum paid as a guarantee of a person's appearance at court for trial; bail: set bond at $100,000; released the prisoner on a $10,000 bond.
- The condition of being held under the guarantee of a customs bond: imported merchandise stored in bond.
- An insurance contract that indemnifies an employer for loss resulting from a fraudulent or dishonest act by an employee; a fidelity bond.
- Bond paper.
verbbond·ed, bond·ing, bonds
- To join securely, as with glue or cement.
- To join (two or more individuals) in a relationship, as by shared belief or experience: An interest in banking reform bonded the two political opponents.
- a. To finance by issuing bonds: Two projects have already been bonded.b. To raise by issuing bonds: The city bonded $900,000 for the new park.
- To gain the release of (someone who has been arrested) by providing a bail bond: bonded his cousin out of jail.
- To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
- To lay (bricks or stones) in an overlapping or alternating pattern.
- To cohere with a bond.
- To form a close personal relationship.
- To secure release from prison by providing a bail bond: The accused bonded out of jail.
Origin of bondMiddle English, variant of band, from Old Norse; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more bond, superlative most bond)
From Middle English bonde (“peasant, servant, bondman”), from Old English bōnda, būnda (“householder, freeman, plebeian, husband”), perhaps from Old Norse bóndi (“husbandman, householder”), or as a contraction of Old English būend (“dweller, inhabitant”). Both Old English & Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *būwandz (“dweller”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeu- (“to swell, grow”). See also bower, boor.
- (law) Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
- (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
- Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.
- A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
- The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.
- An emotional link, connection or union.
- They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.
- Moral or political duty or obligation.
- (chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
- Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.
- A binding agreement, a covenant.
- Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.
- A bail bond.
- The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
- Any constraining or cementing force or material.
- A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.
- (construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
- In Scotland, a mortgage.
(third-person singular simple present bonds, present participle bonding, simple past and past participle bonded)
- To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
- The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.
- To cause to adhere (one material with another).
- The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
- (chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.
- Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
- To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
- The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
- To form a friendship or emotional connection.
- The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
- To put in a bonded warehouse.
- (construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
- (electricity) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).
- A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.
- To bail out by means of a bail bond.
From Middle English bond, variant of band, from Old English beand, bænd, bend (“bond, chain, fetter, band, ribbon, ornament, chaplet, crown”), from Proto-Germanic *bandaz, *bandiz (“band, fetter”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie, bind”). Cognate with Dutch band, German Band, Swedish band. Related to bind.
- A surname.
bond - Legal Definition
- A bond provided, usually for a fee, by one party, such as an insurance company, to protect against the potential actions or default of another party, by guaranteeing to perform certain acts or to pay an amount up to the limits of the bond if the other party acts or fails to act as prescribed in the bond. Also called a suretyship bond. See also surety and suretyship.
- A long-term, interest-bearing instrument, in the form of a certificate, issued to the public by a corporate or governmental entity as a way to borrow money. The obligor promises to repay the money on or before a specific date and makes regular interest payments until then. The owner of the bond is not a stockholder and has no ownership interest in the entity, but is only a creditor, and the debt is often secured by a lien on the entity’s property. See also debenture.