Definitions for bond

Definitions for (noun) bond

Main entry: attachment, bond

Definition: a connection that fastens things together

Main entry: shackle, trammel, bond, hamper

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

Main entry: bond, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness

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

Usage: the mutual adhesiveness of cells; a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion

Main entry: Bond, James Bond

Definition: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

Main entry: Julian Bond, Bond

Definition: 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)

Main entry: chemical bond, bond

Definition: an electrical force linking atoms

Main entry: bond, bail, bail bond

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

Usage: the judge set bail at $10,000; a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman

Main entry: bond, bond certificate

Definition: 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

Main entry: bond, alliance

Definition: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest

Usage: the shifting alliances within a large family; their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them

Main entry: bond, bond paper

Definition: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

Definitions for (verb) bond

Main entry: stick, stick to, hold fast, bond, bind, adhere

Definition: stick to firmly

Usage: Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Main entry: draw together, bond, bring together

Definition: bring together in a common cause or emotion

Usage: The death of their child had drawn them together

Main entry: bond

Definition: issue bonds on

Main entry: bond, tie, bind, attach

Definition: create social or emotional ties

Usage: The grandparents want to bond with the child

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