Meaning of BOND in English
/ bɒnd; NAmE bɑːnd/ noun , verb
[ 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
[ 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
[ U ] ( law ) ( especially NAmE ) a sum of money that is paid as bail :
He was released on $5 000 bond.
[ 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
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
[ C ] ( formal ) a legal written agreement or promise :
We entered into a solemn bond.
[ C ] the way in which two things are joined together :
a firm bond between the two surfaces
[ C ] the way in which atoms are held together in a chemical compound
see word noun
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.
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 ]
Middle English : variant of band .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005