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Noun: bond  bónd
  1. An electrical force linking atoms
    - chemical bond
  2. A certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    - bond certificate
  3. A connection based on kinship, marriage or common interest
    "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them";
    - alliance
  4. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"; "the judge set bail bond at $10,000";
    - bail, bail bond
  5. A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    - shackle, hamper, trammel
  6. A connection that fastens things together
    - attachment
  7. A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
    - bond paper
  8. The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    "the mutual bond of cells";
    - adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence
  9. (construction) a specific pattern of bricklaying
Verb: bond  bónd
  1. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper bond to the wall?";
    - adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to
  2. Create social or emotional ties
    "The grandparents want to bond with the child";
    - bind, tie, attach
  3. Issue bonds on
  4. Bring together in a common cause or emotion
    - draw together
  5. (chemistry) to form a chemical bond with
Noun: Bond  bónd
  1. United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
    - Julian Bond
  2. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    - James Bond

Derived forms: bonded, bonding, bonds

Type of: attach, attraction, attractive force, certificate, certificate of indebtedness, character, civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, connectedness, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], constraint, debt instrument, fictional character, fictitious character, mortgage, obligation, recognisance [Brit, Cdn], recognizance, relate, restraint, security, stickiness, unify, unite, writing paper

Encyclopedia: Bond, Martin