Meaning of bond
- something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together.
- a cord, rope, band, or ligament.
- something that binds a person or persons to a certain circumstance or line of behavior: the bond of matrimony.
- something, as an agreement or friendship, that unites individuals or peoples into a group; covenant: the bond between nations.
- binding security; firm assurance: My word is my bond.
- a sealed instrument under which a person, corporation, or government guarantees to pay a stated sum of money on or before a specified day.
- any written obligation under seal.
- a written promise of a surety.
- the state of dutiable goods stored without payment of duties or taxes until withdrawn: goods in bond.
- Also calleda whiskey that has been aged at least four years in a bonded warehouse before bottling.
- a certificate of ownership of a specified portion of a debt due to be paid by a government or corporation to an individual holder and usually bearing a fixed rate of interest.
- a surety agreement.
- the money deposited, or the promissory arrangement entered into, under any such agreement.
- a substance that causes particles to adhere; binder.
- adhesion between two substances or objects, as concrete and reinforcing strands.
- Also calledthe attraction between atoms in a molecule or crystalline structure. Cf. coordinate bond, covalent bond, electrovalent bond, hydrogen bond, metallic bond.
- any of various arrangements of bricks, stones, etc., having a regular pattern and intended to increase the strength or enhance the appearance of a construction.
- the overlap of bricks, stones, etc., in a construction so as to increase its strength.
- an electric conductor placed between adjacent metal parts within a structure, as in a railroad track, aircraft, or house, to prevent the accumulation of static electricity.
- to put (goods, an employee, official, etc.) on or under bond: The company refused to bond a former criminal.
- to connect or bind.
- to place a bonded debt on or secure a debt by bonds; mortgage.
- to join (two materials).
- to lay (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to produce a strong construction.
- to provide with a bond: to bond a railroad track.
- to establish a close emotional relationship to or with (another): the special period when a mother bonds to her infant.
- to hold together or cohere, from or as from being bonded, as bricks in a wall or particles in a mass.
- to establish a bonding.
— Obs. Obs.
- a serf or slave.
- in serfdom or slavery.
- (nee), 1862–1946, U.S. songwriter and author.
- born 1940, U.S. civil-rights leader and politician.
- bond (Thesaurus)