Meaning of BOND in English


bond 1

— bondable , adj. — bondability , n. — bonder , n. — bondless , adj.

/bond/ , n.

1. something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together.

2. a cord, rope, band, or ligament.

3. something that binds a person or persons to a certain circumstance or line of behavior: the bond of matrimony.

4. something, as an agreement or friendship, that unites individuals or peoples into a group; covenant: the bond between nations.

5. binding security; firm assurance: My word is my bond.

6. a sealed instrument under which a person, corporation, or government guarantees to pay a stated sum of money on or before a specified day.

7. any written obligation under seal.

8. Law. a written promise of a surety.

9. Govt. the state of dutiable goods stored without payment of duties or taxes until withdrawn: goods in bond.

10. Also called bonded whiskey . a whiskey that has been aged at least four years in a bonded warehouse before bottling.

11. Finance. 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.

12. Insurance.

a. a surety agreement.

b. the money deposited, or the promissory arrangement entered into, under any such agreement.

13. a substance that causes particles to adhere; binder.

14. adhesion between two substances or objects, as concrete and reinforcing strands.

15. Also called chemical bond . Chem. the attraction between atoms in a molecule or crystalline structure. Cf. coordinate bond, covalent bond, electrovalent bond, hydrogen bond, metallic bond .

16. See bond paper .

17. Masonry.

a. 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.

b. the overlap of bricks, stones, etc., in a construction so as to increase its strength.

18. Elect. 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.

19. Obs. bondsman 1 .


20. to put (goods, an employee, official, etc.) on or under bond: The company refused to bond a former criminal.

21. to connect or bind.

22. Finance. to place a bonded debt on or secure a debt by bonds; mortgage.

23. to join (two materials).

24. Masonry. to lay (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to produce a strong construction.

25. Elect. to provide with a bond: to bond a railroad track.

26. to establish a close emotional relationship to or with (another): the special period when a mother bonds to her infant.


27. to hold together or cohere, from or as from being bonded, as bricks in a wall or particles in a mass.

28. Psychol. , Animal Behav. to establish a bonding.

[ 1175-1225; ME (n.); var. of BAND 3 ]

Syn. 1. bonds, chains, fetters. 3. BOND, LINK, TIE agree in referring to a force or influence that unites people. BOND, however, usually emphasizes the strong and enduring quality of affection, whereas TIE may refer more esp. to duty, obligation, or responsibility: bonds of memory; Blessed be the tie that binds; family ties. A LINK is a definite connection, though a slighter one; it may indicate affection or merely some traceable influence or desultory communication: a close link between friends.

bond 2

/bond/ , Obs.


1. a serf or slave.


2. in serfdom or slavery.

[ bef. 1050; ME bonde, OE bonda bondi HUSBANDMAN, contr. of * boande, var. of BUANDE, c. OE buend dweller, equiv. to bu ( an ) to dwell (see BOOR) + -end n. suffix, as in FIEND, FRIEND ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .