- Noun: bond bónd
- An electrical force linking atoms
- chemical bond
- 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
- A connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
"their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
- (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"
- bail, bail bond
- A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
- shackle, hamper, trammel
- A connection that fastens things together
- A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
- bond paper
- The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
- adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence
- Stick to firmly
- adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to
- Create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
- bind, tie, attach
- Issue bonds on
- Bring together in a common cause or emotion
- bring together, draw together
- British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
- James 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)
- Julian Bond
Derived forms: bonding, bonds, bonded
See also: bondable
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
- An electrical force linking atoms
A financial guarantee by a surety company that work will be completed as described in a contract. Also see bid bond, completion bond, contract bond, labor and material payment bond, performance bond, surety bond.2.
See roofing bond.3.
The adhesive strength that prevents delamination of the plies of a built-up roofing membrane.4.
The union of materials by their adhesive or cohesive properties.5.
See bond timber.6.
An arrangement of masonry units (headers and stretchers) laid in a pattern that provides a brick wall with strength, stability, and in some cases, beauty, depending on the pattern. For descriptions of various masonry bonds, see American bond, basket-weave bond, Chinese bond, common bond, Dutch bond, English bond, English Cross bond, English garden wall bond, Flemish bond, Flemish garden wall bond, flying bond, header bond, in-and-out bond, monk bond, raking stretcher bond, rat-trap bond, rowlock bond, running bond, silver-lock bond, stack bond, stretcher bond, Sussex bond, Yorkshire bond.7.
A low-resistance electric conductor which joins two adjacent metal parts or structures.
AmE / noun [C]
APPEAL BOND, BID BOND, COMPLETION BOND, CORPORATE BOND, CUSTOMS BOND, DEBENTURE BOND, EXTERNAL BOND, FIDELITY BOND, FOREIGN BOND, GLOBAL BOND, GOVERNMENT BOND, INCOME BOND, INDEXED BOND, JUNK BOND, LONG BOND, MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE BOND, MORTGAGE BOND, MUNICIPAL BOND, PAR BOND, PERFORMANCE BOND, PROPERTY BOND, REVENUE BOND, SERIAL BOND, STRAIGHT BOND, SUSHI BOND, T-BOND, TREASURY BOND
1 (Finance )
an agreement by a government or an organization to pay back the money an investor has lent plus a fixed amount of interest on a particular date; a document containing this agreement:
Government bonds are usually considered to be a safe investment.
The company are to issue bonds backed by its revenue from travel insurance.
They will launch a €2 bn bond issue to cut their debt.
the bond market
The government will buy back over $2 billion in twenty-year bonds maturing in 2018.
We have met our financial forecasts and made our bond interest payments on time. See note at FOREIGN BOND
❖ to buy/hold/invest in/issue/redeem/sell/trade bonds
◆ high-yield/long-term/twenty-year bonds
◆ a bond broker/investor/trader
2 (Law ) (especially AmE)
an amount of money that sb pays in case they fail to do what they have agreed to do:
He was released on a $5 000 bond (= if he did not appear in court on a particular day he would lose the money).
3 (Law )
a legal written agreement or promise
❖ to make/sign a bond
4 (Insurance )
a word used for certain kinds of insurance policy that protect companies from loss
in bond (Trade )
(about imported goods) being held until the buyer pays any necessary import taxes and other charges
⇨ BONDED WAREHOUSE
An IOU issued by a borrower to a lender. Bonds usually take the form of fixed-interest securities issued by governments, local authorities, or companies. However, bonds come in many forms: with fixed or variable rates of interest, redeemable or irredeemable, short- or long-term, secured or unsecured, and marketable or unmarketable. Fixed-interest payments are usually made twice a year but may alternatively be credited at the end of the agreement (typically 5 to 10 years). The borrower repays a specific sum of money plus the face value (PAR) of the bond. Most bonds are unsecured and do not grant shares in an organization (see debenture). Bonds are usually sold against loans, mortgages, credit-card income, etc., as marketable securities. A discount bond is one sold below its face value; a premium bond is one sold above par.
1. An area in which two or more items are securely and intimately joined.
2. The attractive force that holds an atomic or subatomic particle or particle group together.
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- their only common bond is their poverty.
- they are eager to buy their government bonds.
bond- is a good choice.
- his word is as good as his bond.
- these kinds of goods are now in bond.