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    bond - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bond

    Definition
    (noun) an electrical force linking atoms
    Synonyms : chemical bond
    Definition
    (noun) a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    Synonyms : bond certificate
    Definition
    (noun) a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
    Synonyms : alliance
    Example Sentence
    • the shifting alliances within a large family
    • their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them
    Definition
    (noun) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    Synonyms : bail , bail bond
    Example Sentence
    • the judge set bail at $10,000
    • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman
    Definition
    (noun) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    Synonyms : hamper , shackle , trammel
    Definition
    (noun) a connection that fastens things together
    Synonyms : attachment
    Definition
    (noun) a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
    Synonyms : bond paper
    Definition
    (noun) United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
    Synonyms : julian bond
    Definition
    (noun) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Synonyms : james bond
    Definition
    (noun) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    Example Sentence
    • the mutual adhesiveness of cells
    • a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion
    Definition
    (verb) stick to firmly
    Synonyms : adhere , bind , hold fast , stick , stick to
    Example Sentence
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
    Definition
    (verb) create social or emotional ties
    Synonyms : attach , bind , tie
    Example Sentence
    • The grandparents want to bond with the child
    Definition
    (verb) issue bonds on Definition
    (verb) bring together in a common cause or emotion
    Example Sentence
    • The death of their child had drawn them together
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