Bond meaning

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A duty, promise, or other obligation by which one is bound.
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Bond means to bind or connect.

An example of bond is to say marriage vows and enter into the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

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A binding agreement; a covenant.
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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.
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The condition of being held under the guarantee of a customs bond.

Imported merchandise stored in bond.

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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.

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To form a close personal relationship.
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Anything that binds, fastens, or restrains.
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Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
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Confinement in prison; captivity.
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A uniting force or tie; a link.

The familial bond.

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A chemical bond.
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A systematically overlapping or alternating arrangement of bricks or stones in a wall, designed to increase strength and stability.
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A written obligation requiring the payment of a sum at a certain time.
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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.

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An insurance contract that indemnifies an employer for loss resulting from a fraudulent or dishonest act by an employee; a fidelity bond.
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Bond paper.
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To join securely, as with glue or cement.
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To gain the release of (someone who has been arrested) by providing a bail bond.

Bonded his cousin out of jail.

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To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
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To lay (bricks or stones) in an overlapping or alternating pattern.
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To cohere with a bond.
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To secure release from prison by providing a bail bond.

The accused bonded out of jail.

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A binding agreement; covenant.
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A duty or obligation imposed by a contract, promise, etc.
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A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them.
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(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.
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(masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building.
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To connect or fasten with or as with a bond; bind.
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To furnish a bond, or bail, and thus become a surety for (someone)
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To place or hold (goods) in or under bond.
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To issue interest-bearing certificates on.
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To put under bonded debt.
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To arrange (timbers, bricks, etc.) in a pattern that gives strength.
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To connect, hold together, or solidify by or as by a bond.
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A serf or slave.
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In serfdom or slavery.
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A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds.
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A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture.
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A bond required of the appellant in a civil case to ensure that the appellee’s costs will be paid if the appeal is dropped or unsuccessful.
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A bond given to a court by a surety to secure the release of a criminal defendant from incarceration and to guarantee the defendant’s future appearance in court, when required, during the criminal proceeding pending against him. See also bailsman.
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A bond payable to whomever has possession of it. Whenever possession is transferred, so is also the ownership of the bond and the entitlement to the repayment of the debt and accompanying interest payments.
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A bond, frequently in the form of a fidelity bond, to protect against the wrongful action of one or more of a group or class of individuals. For example, a summer camp for children might provide a blanket bond against acts of child abuse by any of its camp counselors.
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A bond to guarantee that a contractor will complete a project according to the terms of a contract. In the event of the contractor’s default, the surety may complete the project or pay damages to the aggrieved party up to the amount of the limits of the bond. Also called performance bond.
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A bond that, under specified circumstances, can be exchanged for shares of stock in the corporation that issued the bond.
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A bond to protect against the loss caused by the wrongful conduct of an employee.
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A bond required of a trustee, administrator, executor, guardian, conservator, or other fiduciary to protect against the loss caused by misconduct during the performance of the person’s duties.
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A government bond for which repayment is to be made from general tax revenues rather than from any specific fund or from the proceeds of any specific civic improvements or project. Also called a bond for general purposes.
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A bond to protect the adverse party in a civil case against the loss caused by any delay or inability to utilize property as a result of the lawsuit.
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A corporate bond that pays high interest, because the company issuing it has a great risk of going out of business.
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A bond issued or guaranteed by a local or state government or governmental body.
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A bond to ensure that the employees, subcontractors, and suppliers of materials for a general contractor on a construction project will be paid by the bonding company, which acts as an insurer, if the contractor fails to pay them.
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A bond required by a court of a person who has previously engaged in public disturbances or disorderly conduct or has threatened to do so again to ensure that, if she breaches the peace in the future, she will pay the court an amount up to the limits of the bond. See also breach and conduct.
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A bond to secure payment of a specified sum as a penalty if an obligation is not met. Often used to ensure that the terms of a contract are performed. Also called a penalty bond.
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A bond issued by the party whose own potential action or default will trigger the payment or forfeiture of money up to the limits of the bond. See also surety bond.
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A bond that is not payable to an individual only because he or she has possession of the certificate evidencing the bond’s existence, but instead is payable only to whomever the issuer’s records indicate is the owner of the bond.
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R A bond issued to raise funds for a specific project. The money used to repay the debt can derive only from the proceeds of that project.
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One of several bonds issued at the same time, each of which has a different maturity date.
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A group or groups of bonds issued as a result of the same bond indenture, but offered to the public at different times and with different maturity dates and interest rates.
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A bond required of the losing party in a civil action for the amount of the judgment. The bond is frequently a requirement for delaying the execution of the judgment while the losing party is appealing the case. Also called supersedeas.
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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.
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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.
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A bond for which no interest is paid before its maturity. It is purchased at a discount price and redeemed at its maturity for its face value.
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A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.
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Subject to the tenure called bondage.
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In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.
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Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.

Bond fear.

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(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.
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(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.

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A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.

The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.

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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.

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Moral or political duty or obligation.
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(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.

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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.

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A bail bond.

The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.

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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.

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(construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
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To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.

The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.

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To cause to adhere (one material with another).

The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.

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(chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.

Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.

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The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.

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To form a friendship or emotional connection.

The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.

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To put in a bonded warehouse.
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(construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
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(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.

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To bail out by means of a bail bond.
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A surname​.
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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.

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bottled in bond
  • stored in bonded warehouses for a stated length of time before being bottled, as some whiskey
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bottled in bond

Origin of bond

  • Middle English variant of band from Old Norse bhendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary