IPA: bˈɑnd


  • (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.
  • (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
  • A partial payment made to show a provider that the customer is sincere about buying a product or a service. If the product or service is not purchased the customer then forfeits the bond.
  • (often in the plural) A physical connection which binds, a band.
  • An emotional link, connection or union; that which holds two or more people together, as in a friendship; a tie.
  • Moral or political duty or obligation.
  • (chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
  • A binding agreement, a covenant.
  • (law) A bail bond.
  • Bond paper.
  • Any constraining or cementing force or material.
  • (construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying, based on overlapping rows or layers to give strength.
  • (Scotland) A mortgage.
  • (railways) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
  • A peasant; churl.
  • A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.
  • A surname originating as an occupation.
  • A unisex given name from Old Norse.
  • An unincorporated community in Eagle County, Colorado, United States.
  • A census-designated place and unincorporated community in Stone County, Mississippi, United States.
  • An unincorporated community in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States.


  • (transitive) To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
  • (transitive) To cause to adhere (one material with another).
  • (transitive, chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.
  • (transitive) To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
  • To form a friendship or emotional connection.
  • (transitive) To put in a bonded warehouse; to secure (goods) until the associated duties are paid.
  • (transitive, construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
  • (transitive, electricity) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).
  • To bail out by means of a bail bond.


  • Subject to the tenure called bondage.
  • In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.
  • Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.

Examples of "bond" in Sentences

  • It is believed to contain a quintuple bond.
  • Haynes was the primary purchaser of the bonds.
  • Bond cleavage or scission is the splitting of chemical bonds.
  • She is the sister of Bobby Bonds and the aunt of Barry Bonds.
  • The lead braze melts and bonds the leads to the bonding pads.
  • This link often magnifies the fluctuation in the bond's price.
  • Bond cleavage, or scission, is the splitting of chemical bonds.
  • Bond valuation is the act of determining the fair price of a bond.
  • Bond valuation is the process of determining the fair price of a bond.
  • Islam vehemently abhors any intimate relationship outside the bond of marriage.
  • But our main bond is through the words we shared, tossing them up onto the blank canvas of the blog's front page and the little Haloscan windows.
  • The term bond vigilantes was coined by economist Edward Yardeni in 1984 to describe investors who protest monetary or fiscal policies they consider inflationary by selling bonds.
  • It is common in the industry to refer to such a guarantee as a bond, and indeed, several companies in the completion-guarantee business use the word bond as part of their corporate names.
  • "We're getting a reprieve from inflation," said Edward Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research Inc. in New York, who will speak at the conference and who devised the term "bond vigilantes" to describe the power financial markets can wield over governments.
  • Yardeni -- famous for coining the phrase "bond vigilantes" to describe investors who punish profligate governments -- predicts that global growth of about 5 percent this year will help spur a 15 percent rebound in the MSCI World Index of developed-nation equities from 1279.69 yesterday, and a increase in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index of stocks to 1,500 by year-end from 1273.72.

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