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1. bond, chemical bond

an electrical force linking atoms

2. bond, bond certificate

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

3. alliance, bond

a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest

Example Sentences:
'the shifting alliances within a large family'
'their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them'

4. bail, bail bond, bond

(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

Example Sentences:
'the judge set bail at $10,000'
'a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman'

5. bond, hamper, shackle, trammel

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

6. attachment, bond

a connection that fastens things together

7. bond, bond paper

a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

8. bond, julian bond

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)

9. bond, james bond

British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

10. adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, bond

the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

Example Sentences:
'the mutual adhesiveness of cells'
'a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion'


11. adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to

stick to firmly

Example Sentences:
'Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?'

12. attach, bind, bond, tie

create social or emotional ties

Example Sentences:
'The grandparents want to bond with the child'

13. bond

issue bonds on

14. bond, bring together, draw together

bring together in a common cause or emotion

Example Sentences:
'The death of their child had drawn them together'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of bond
Edward. born 1934, British dramatist: his plays, including Saved (1965), Lear (1971), Restoration (1981), and In the Company of Men (1990), are noted for their violent imagery and socialist commitment
something that binds, fastens, or holds together, such as a chain or rope
2. (often plural)
something that brings or holds people together; tie
a bond of friendship
3. (plural)
something that restrains or imprisons; captivity or imprisonment
something that governs behaviour; obligation; duty
a written or spoken agreement, esp a promise
marriage bond
adhesive quality or strength
7. finance
a certificate of debt issued in order to raise funds. It carries a fixed rate of interest and is repayable with or without security at a specified future date
8. law
a written acknowledgment of an obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract
9. insurance, US and Canadian
a policy guaranteeing payment of a stated sum to an employer in compensation for financial losses incurred through illegal or unauthorized acts of an employee
any of various arrangements of bricks or stones in a wall in which they overlap so as to provide strength
11.  chemical bond
12.  bond paper
13.  in bond
verb (mainly tr)
14. (also intr)
to hold or be held together, as by a rope or an adhesive; bind; connect
15. aeronautics
to join (metallic parts of an aircraft) together such that they are electrically interconnected
to put or hold (goods) in bond
17. law
to place under bond
18. finance
to issue bonds on; mortgage
to arrange (bricks, etc) in a bond

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anything that binds, fastens, or restrains
2.  [pl.]
fetters; shackles
b.  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
8.  Chemistry
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
9.  Business
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
10.  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
11.  Law
a written obligation to pay specified sums, or to do or not do specified things
an amount paid as surety or bail
c.  Archaic
a bondsman, or surety
12.  Masonry
the way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
verb transitive
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
verb intransitive
to connect, hold together, or solidify by or as by a bond
1.  Obsolete
a serf or slave
2.  Obsolete
in serfdom or slavery

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of bond
1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
2. often bonds Confinement in prison; captivity.
3. A uniting force or relationship; a link: the familial bond.
4. A binding agreement; a covenant.
5. 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.
7. A chemical bond.
8. A systematically overlapping or alternating arrangement of bricks or stones in a wall, designed to increase strength and stability.
9. A written obligation requiring the payment of a sum at a certain time.
10. 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.
12. 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.
13. The condition of being held under the guarantee of a customs bond: imported merchandise stored in bond.
14. An insurance contract that indemnifies an employer for loss resulting from a fraudulent or dishonest act by an employee; a fidelity bond.
15. Bond paper.
v. bond·ed, bond·ing, bonds
v. tr.
1. To join securely, as with glue or cement.
2. 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.
4. To gain the release of (someone who has been arrested) by providing a bail bond: bonded his cousin out of jail.
5. To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
6. To lay (bricks or stones) in an overlapping or alternating pattern.
v. intr.
1. To cohere with a bond.
2. To form a close personal relationship.
3. To secure release from prison by providing a bail bond: The accused bonded out of jail.
American politician and civil rights leader who was elected to the Georgia legislature (1966) but temporarily barred from taking office because of his opposition to the Vietnam War.

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