Meaning of BOND in English

BOND

/ bɒnd; NAmE bɑːnd/ noun , verb

■ noun

STRONG CONNECTION

1.

[ C ] bond (between A and B) something that forms a connection between people or groups, such as a feeling of friendship or shared ideas and experiences :

A bond of friendship had been forged between them.

The agreement strengthened the bonds between the two countries.

the special bond between mother and child

MONEY

2.

[ C ] an agreement by a government or a company to pay you interest on the money you have lent; a document containing this agreement

—see also junk bond

3.

[ U ] ( law ) ( especially NAmE ) a sum of money that is paid as bail :

He was released on $5 000 bond.

4.

[ C ] (also ˈmortgage bond ) ( SAfrE ) a legal agreement by which a bank lends you money to buy a house, etc. which you pay back over many years; the sum of money that is lent :

to pay off a bond

We had to take out a second bond on the property.

bond rates (= of interest)

ROPES / CHAINS

5.

bonds [ pl. ] ( formal ) the ropes or chains keeping sb prisoner; anything that stops you from being free to do what you want :

to release sb from their bonds

the bonds of oppression / injustice

LEGAL AGREEMENT

6.

[ C ] ( formal ) a legal written agreement or promise :

We entered into a solemn bond.

JOIN

7.

[ C ] the way in which two things are joined together :

a firm bond between the two surfaces

CHEMISTRY

8.

[ C ] the way in which atoms are held together in a chemical compound

IDIOMS

see word noun

■ verb

JOIN FIRMLY

1.

bond (A and B) (together) | bond (A) to B to join two things firmly together; to join firmly to sth else :

[ vn ]

This new glue bonds a variety of surfaces in seconds.

It cannot be used to bond wood to metal.

[ v ]

The atoms bond together to form a molecule.

DEVELOP RELATIONSHIP

2.

bond (with sb) to develop or create a relationship of trust with sb :

Mothers who are depressed sometimes fail to bond with their children.

[also vn ]

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : variant of band .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.