An example of bond is to say marriage vows and enter into the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Imported merchandise stored in bond.
An interest in banking reform bonded the two political opponents.
The familial bond.
Set bond at $100,000; released the prisoner on a $10,000 bond.
Bonded his cousin out of jail.
The accused bonded out of jail.
The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.
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.
- stored in bonded warehouses for a stated length of time before being bottled, as some whiskey
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 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.