bond – Wiktionary




Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English bond, a variant of band, from Outdated English beand, bænd, bend (bond, chain, fetter, band, ribbon, decoration, chaplet, crown), from Proto-Germanic *bandaz, *bandiz (band, fetter). Cognate with Dutch band, German Band, Swedish band. Doublet of Bund. Associated to bind.


bond (plural bonds)

  1. (legislation) Proof of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay curiosity when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificates. The rights of the holder are specified within the bond indenture, which incorporates the authorized phrases and situations underneath which the bond was issued. Bonds can be found in two types: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
  2. (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to carry out a contract; a debenture.

    Traders face a quandary. Money provides a return of just about zero in lots of developed international locations; government-bond yields might have risen in latest weeks however they’re nonetheless unattractive. Equities have suffered two huge bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling once more. It’s hardly shocking that pension funds, insurers and endowments are looking for new sources of return.

    Many say that authorities and company bonds are an excellent funding to steadiness in opposition to a portfolio consisting primarily of shares.

  3. A partial fee made to point out a supplier that the shopper is honest about shopping for a product or a service. If the services or products isn’t bought the shopper then forfeits the bond.
  4. (typically within the plural) A bodily connection which binds, a band.

    The prisoner was introduced earlier than the tribunal in iron bonds.

  5. An emotional hyperlink, connection or union; that which holds two or extra individuals collectively, as in a friendship; a tie.

    That they had grown up as pals and neighbors, and never even vastly differing political beliefs might break the bond of their friendship.

    • 1792, Edmund Burke, a letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe as regards to the Roman Catholics of Eire
      a individuals with whom I’ve no tie however the widespread bond of mankind
  6. Ethical or political responsibility or obligation.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Revealed In accordance with the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, printed 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:

      I really like your majesty
      In accordance with my bond, nor extra nor much less.

  7. (chemistry) A hyperlink or pressure between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.

    Natural chemistry primarily consists of the research of carbon bonds, of their many variations.

  8. A binding settlement, a covenant.

    You may depend on him. His phrase was his bond.

    Herbert resented his spouse for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed that they had gotten married whereas drunk.

  9. A bail bond.

    The bailiff launched the prisoner as quickly because the bond was posted.

  10. Any constraining or cementing pressure or materials.

    A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, a lot to the consternation of the cafe homeowners.

  11. (development) In constructing, a particular sample of bricklaying.
  12. In Scotland, a mortgage.
  13. (railways) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjoining rails of an electrical railway observe when used as part of the electrical circuit.
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bond (third-person singular easy current bonds, current participle bonding, easy previous and previous participle bonded)

  1. (transitive) To attach, safe or tie with a bond; to bind.

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

  2. (transitive) To trigger to stick (one materials with one other).

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

  3. (transitive, chemistry) To kind a chemical compound with.

    Beneath uncommon situations, even gold will be made to bond with different parts.

  4. (transitive) To ensure or safe a monetary danger.

    The contractor was bonded with an area underwriter.

  5. To kind a friendship or emotional connection.

    The boys had bonded whereas serving collectively in Vietnam.

  6. (transitive) To place in a bonded warehouse; to safe (items) till the related duties are paid.
  7. (transitive, development) To put bricks in a particular sample.
  8. (transitive, electrical energy) To make a dependable electrical connection between two conductors (or any items of metallic which will doubtlessly change into conductors).

    A home’s distribution panel ought to at all times be bonded to the grounding rods through a panel bond.

  9. To bail out via a bail bond.
    • 1877, Report No. 704 of proceedings Within the Senate of the US, 44th Congress, 2nd Session, web page 642:
      Within the August election of 1874 I bonded out of jail eighteen coloured males that had been in there, and there has not one among them been tried but, they usually by no means will probably be.
    • 1995, Herman Beavers, Wrestling angels into music: the fictions of Ernest J. Gaines, web page 28:
      In jail for killing a person, Procter Lewis is positioned in a cell the place he’s confronted with a alternative: he will be bonded out of jail by Roger Medlow, the proprietor of the plantation the place he lives, or he can serve his time within the penitentiary.
    • 2001, Elaine J. Lawless, Girls escaping violence: empowerment by means of narrative, web page xxi:
      And no, you can’t drive her all the way down to the financial institution to see if her new AFDC card is activated and drop her children off in school for her as a result of she did not suppose to get her automotive earlier than he bonded out of jail.


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Etymology 2[edit]

From Center English bonde (peasant, servant, bondman), from Outdated English bōnda, būnda (householder, freeman, plebeian, husband), maybe from Outdated Norse bóndi (husbandman, householder, actually dweller), or a contraction of Outdated English būend (dweller, inhabitant), each from Proto-Germanic *būwandz (dweller), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to swell, develop). See additionally bower, boor.


bond (plural bonds)

  1. A peasant; churl.
  2. A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.


bond (comparative extra bond, superlative most bond)

  1. Topic to the tenure known as bondage.
  2. In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.
  3. Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.

    bond worry

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Associated phrases[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

From Center Dutch bund. The phrase is also neuter till the 19th century, when it grew to become more and more widespread underneath the affect of German Bund.


bond m (plural bonden, diminutive bondje n)

  1. society, fellowship
    Synonym: verbond
  2. union, affiliation, guild
    vakbond – commerce union
  3. coalition, alliance, league
    Volkenbond – League of Nations
  4. covenant, settlement
  5. (dated) bundle (set of objects packed or tied collectively)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the principle entry.



  1. singular previous indicative of binden


From bondir.



bond m (plural bonds)

  1. soar, sure, leap
  2. bounce

Additional studying[edit]

Center English[edit]



  1. Various type of band

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