Meaning of BOND in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bɒnd ]

( bonds, bonding, bonded)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A bond between people is a strong feeling of friendship, love, or shared beliefs and experiences that unites them.

The experience created a very special bond between us.

...the bond that linked them.

N-COUNT : oft N between pl-n


When people bond with each other, they form a relationship based on love or shared beliefs and experiences. You can also say that people bond or that something bonds them.

Belinda was having difficulty bonding with the baby...

They all bonded while writing graffiti together...

What had bonded them instantly and so completely was their similar background...

The players are bonded by a spirit that is rarely seen in an English team.

V-RECIP : V with n , pl-n V , V pl-n , V-ed , also V n with n

• bond‧ing

They expect bonding to occur naturally.



A bond between people or groups is a close connection that they have with each other, for example because they have a special agreement.

...the strong bond between church and nation...

There are tangible signs that the republic’s successfully breaking its bonds with Moscow.

= link

N-COUNT : with supp


A bond between two things is the way in which they stick to one another or are joined in some way.

The superglue may not create a bond with some plastics...



When one thing bonds with another, it sticks to it or becomes joined to it in some way. You can also say that two things bond together , or that something bonds them together .

Diamond may be strong in itself, but it does not bond well with other materials...

In graphite sheets, carbon atoms bond together in rings...

Strips of wood are bonded together and moulded by machine.

V-RECIP : V with n , pl-n V together , be V-ed together , also V n with n , V pl-n together


When a government or company issues a bond , it borrows money from investors. The certificate which is issued to investors who lend money is also called a bond . ( BUSINESS )

Most of it will be financed by government bonds.

...the recent sharp decline in bond prices.


see also junk bond , premium bond

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