Complete Definition of "bond"

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Etymology
Phonetic variant of band, influenced by OE. bonda.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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#law: Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.

  1. A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.

#:Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.

  1. A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.

#:The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.

  1. An emotional link, connection or union.

#:They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.

  1. context|chemistry A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.

#:Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.

  1. A binding agreement, a covenant.

#:Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.

  1. A sum of money paid as bail or surety.

#:The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.

  1. Any constraining or cementing force or material.

#:A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.

  1. context|construction In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
  2. In Scotland, a mortgage.

Translations
trans-top|that which binds, a band
Finnish: side, liitos
trans-mid
Portuguese: ligação m
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trans-top|a link, connection or union
Finnish: side, liitos
French: lien
trans-mid
Portuguese: ligação
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trans-top|in chemistry, a link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule
Czech: vazba f
Finnish: sidos, side
French: liaison
trans-mid
Portuguese: ligação
Spanish: enlace m
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trans-top|a binding agreement, a covenant
Finnish: kiinnityskirja
trans-mid
Portuguese: laço m
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trans-top|documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract
Czech: dluhopis m
Finnish: velkakirja
trans-mid
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trans-top|a sum of money paid as bail or surety
Finnish: takuu
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.

#:The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.

  1. transitive To cause to adhere (one material with another).

#:The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.

  1. context|transitive|chemistry To form a chemical compound with.

#:Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.

  1. transitive To guarantee or secure a financial risk.

#:The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.

  1. To form a friendship or emotional connection.

#:The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.

  1. transitive To put in a bonded warehouse.
  2. context|transitive|construction To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
  3. context|transitive|electricity To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).

#:A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.

Translations
trans-top|to connect, secure, or tie
French: lier
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Related terms
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bail bond
bond paper
bond discount
bond for deed
bond for general purposes
bond issue
bond premium
bonded debt
bondsman
bearer bond
completion bond
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covalent bond
English bond
Flemish bond
ionic bond
junk bond
performance bond
registered bond
serial bond
surety bond
war bond
zero coupon bond

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