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Bond

[bond]
noun
1.
Carrie (Minetta) (Carrie Jacobs-Bond) 1862–1946, U.S. songwriter and author.
2.
Julian, born 1940, U.S. civil-rights leader and politician.
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bond (bɒnd)
 
n
1.  something that binds, fastens, or holds together, such as a chain or rope
2.  (often plural) something that brings or holds people together; tie: a bond of friendship
3.  (plural) something that restrains or imprisons; captivity or imprisonment
4.  something that governs behaviour; obligation; duty
5.  a written or spoken agreement, esp a promise: marriage bond
6.  adhesive quality or strength
7.  finance a certificate of debt issued in order to raise funds. It carries a fixed rate of interest and is repayable with or without security at a specified future date
8.  law a written acknowledgment of an obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract
9.  (US), (Canadian) insurance a policy guaranteeing payment of a stated sum to an employer in compensation for financial losses incurred through illegal or unauthorized acts of an employee
10.  any of various arrangements of bricks or stones in a wall in which they overlap so as to provide strength
11.  See chemical bond
12.  See bond paper
13.  commerce in bond deposited in a bonded warehouse
 
vb
14.  (also intr) to hold or be held together, as by a rope or an adhesive; bind; connect
15.  aeronautics to join (metallic parts of an aircraft) together such that they are electrically interconnected
16.  to put or hold (goods) in bond
17.  law to place under bond
18.  finance to issue bonds on; mortgage
19.  to arrange (bricks, etc) in a bond
 
[C13: from Old Norse band; see band²]

Bond (bɒnd)
 
n
Edward. born 1934, British dramatist: his plays, including Saved (1965), Lear (1971), Restoration (1981), and In the Company of Men (1990), are noted for their violent imagery and socialist commitment

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bond
early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (1) (for vowel change, see long), influenced by O.E. bonda "householder," lit. "dweller" (see bondage). The verb is 1670s (trans.), 1836 (intr.). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.
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bond (bŏnd)
n.
The linkage or force holding two neighboring atoms of a molecule in place and resisting their separation, usually accomplished by the transfer or sharing of one or more electrons or pairs of electrons between the atoms.

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A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds. See also coordinate bond, covalent bond, ionic bond, metallic bond, polar bond.

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bond definition


A security issued by a corporation or public body and usually carrying a fixed rate of interest and a set date, called the bond's maturity, for redemption of the principal. Like a stock, a bond is a type of investment, but unlike a stock, a bond has a definite, but not necessarily fixed, yield. Some bonds have a feature known as a call, which gives the borrower an option to pay off the principal of the bond before its maturity, the date when the bond is due to be redeemed. (See municipal bonds and Treasury bills.)

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Bond definition


an obligation of any kind (Num. 30:2, 4, 12). The word means also oppression or affliction (Ps. 116:16; Phil. 1:7). Christian love is the "bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14), and the influences of the Spirit are the "bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3).

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