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Webster 1913 Edition


Bond

Bond

(bŏnd)
,
Noun.
[The same word as band. Cf.
Band
,
Bend
.]
1.
That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
Gnawing with my teeth my
bonds
in sunder,
I gained my freedom.
Shakespeare
2.
pl.
The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.
“This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.”
Acts xxvi.
3.
A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie;
as, the
bonds
of fellowship
.
A people with whom I have no tie but the common
bond
of mankind.
Burke.
4.
Moral or political duty or obligation.
I love your majesty
According to my
bond
, nor more nor less.
Shakespeare
5.
(Law)
A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a
single bond
. But usually a condition is added, that, if the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum.
Bouvier.
Wharton.
6.
A financial instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; a written promise to pay a specific sum of money on or before a specified day, given in return for a sum of money;
as, a government, city, or railway
bond
.
7.
The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid;
as, merchandise in
bond
.
8.
(Arch.)
The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in
English bond
or
block bond
(Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.
Syn. – Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.

Bond

(bŏnd)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bonded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bonding
.]
1.
To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.
2.
(Arch.)
To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.

Bond

,
Noun.
[OE.
bond
,
bonde
, peasant, serf, AS.
bonda
,
bunda
, husband, bouseholder, from Icel.
bōndi
husbandman, for
būandi
, fr.
būa
to dwell. See
Boor
,
Husband
.]
A vassal or serf; a slave.
[Obs. or Archaic]

Bond

,
Adj.
In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
By one Spirit are we all baptized . . . whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be
bond
or free.
1 Cor. xii. 13.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bond

BOND

,
Noun.
1.
Anything that binds, as a cord, a chain, a rope; a band.
2.
Ligament; that which holds things together.
3.
Union; connection; a binding.
Let walls be so constructed as to make a good bond.
4.
In the plural, chains; imprisonment; captivity.
He hath done nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Acts.
5.
Cause of union; cement which unites; link of connection; as the bonds of affection.
Charity is the bond of perfectness. Col.3
6.
An obligation imposing a moral duty, as by a vow, or promise, by law or other means.
7.
In law, an obligation or deed by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum, on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that ;if the obligor shall do a certain act, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum.

BOND

,
Adj.
[for bound.] In a state of servitude, or slavery; captive.
Whether we be jews or Gentiles; whether we be bond or free. 1 Cor.12.

BOND

,
Verb.
T.
To give bond for; as for duties or customs at a custom house; to secure payment of, by giving a bond.
On their reshipment and exportation, official clearances were given, in which no mention was made that the cargo consisted of bonded or debentured goods.
In the U.States, it is applied to the goods on which the customs arise, and to the duties secured by bond.

Definition 2022


Bond

Bond

See also: bond and bönd

English

Proper noun

Bond

  1. A surname.

Derived terms

Translations


Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German bunt, from Proto-Germanic *bundą. Cognate with German Bund, Dutch bond, English bundle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bont/

Noun

Bond m (uncountable)

  1. alliance

bond

bond

See also: Bond and bönd

English

Noun

bond (plural bonds)

  1. (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.
  2. (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
    • 2011 August 16, AP, ECB in record bond buying spree”, in The Sydney Morning Herald:
      News of the big bond purchases came a day before the leaders of Germany and France meet to discuss the debt crisis.
    • 2013 July 6, The rise of smart beta”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8843, page 68:
      Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
    Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.
  3. A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
    The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.
  4. 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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Burke
      a people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind
  5. Moral or political duty or obligation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare
      I love your majesty / According to my bond, nor more nor less.
  6. (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.
  7. A binding agreement, a covenant.
    You could rely on him. His word was his bond.
    Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.
  8. A bail bond.
    The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
  9. 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.
  10. (construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
  11. In Scotland, a mortgage.
  12. (railways) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
Derived terms
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Verb

bond (third-person singular simple present bonds, present participle bonding, simple past and past participle bonded)

  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.
  2. (transitive) To cause to adhere (one material with another).
    The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
  3. (transitive, chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.
    Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
  4. (transitive) To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
    The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
  5. To form a friendship or emotional connection.
    The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
  6. (transitive) To put in a bonded warehouse.
  7. (transitive, construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
  8. (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.
  9. To bail out by means of a bail bond.
    • 1877, Report No. 704 of proceedings In the Senate of the United States, 44th Congress, 2nd Session, page 642:
      In the August election of 1874 I bonded out of jail eighteen colored men that had been in there, and there has not one of them been tried yet, and they never will be.
    • 1995, Herman Beavers, Wrestling angels into song: the fictions of Ernest J. Gaines, page 28:
      In jail for killing a man, Procter Lewis is placed in a cell where he is faced with a choice: he can be bonded out of jail by Roger Medlow, the owner of the plantation where he lives, or he can serve his time in the penitentiary.
    • 2001, Elaine J. Lawless, Women escaping violence: empowerment through narrative, page xxi:
      And no, you cannot drive her down to the bank to see if her new AFDC card is activated and drop her kids off at school for her because she didn't think to get her car before he bonded out of jail.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

From Middle English bonde (peasant, servant, bondman), from Old English bōnda, būnda (householder, freeman, plebeian, husband), perhaps from Old Norse bóndi (husbandman, householder), or as a contraction of Old English būend (dweller, inhabitant). Both Old English & Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *būwandz (dweller), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to swell, grow). See also bower, boor.

Noun

bond (plural bonds)

  1. A peasant; churl.
  2. A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.

Adjective

bond (comparative more bond, superlative most bond)

  1. Subject to the tenure called bondage.
  2. In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.
  3. Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.
    bond fear
Derived terms

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔnt

Noun

bond m (plural bonden, diminutive bondje n)

  1. society, fellowship
  2. union, association, guild
    vakbond - trade union
  3. coalition, alliance, league
    Volkenbond - League of Nations

Verb

bond

  1. singular past indicative of binden

French

Etymology

From bondir.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ̃/
  • Homophones: bon, bons, bonds
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃

Noun

bond m (plural bonds)

  1. jump, bound, leap
  2. bounce