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bond

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4 meanings
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1  —as in:
a close bond
Definition a close connection; or to form such a connection; or something that holds things together (creates a connection)
  • They've had a close bond since childhood.
bond = connection
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We bonded when we roommates our first year at college.
  • bonded = became close
  • We use a special epoxy that creates a strong bond.
  • bond = connection (where things are glued together)
  • But I fear for you young people because you do not understand how strong is the bond of kinship.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • bond = connection
  • They were both farm girls and had bonded early on.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • bonded = connected (as friends)
  • No one will discuss these things again, or even acknowledge having ever discussed them at all, but because of it, invisible bonds have been forged.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • bonds = connections
  • So much for the old movies and the mother-daughter bonding.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • bonding = forming a close connection
  • We shall in future be able to ease his bonds for a few hours each day.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • bonds = restraining ropes
  • Mom and I bonded over other things, especially our favorite sport: football.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • bonded = connected (emotionally)
  • In our culture wedding jewelry is a bond between the couple.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
bond = connection

2  —as in:
the bond market
Definition a certificate issued by a government or corporation that promises to repay a debt  in return for a loan
  • US Bonds are considered vary safe, but they will go down in value when interest rates rise.
bonds = certificates to repay a loan that are issued by a government or corporation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My sister's fund contains mostly stocks, but she plans to add bonds as she gets older.
  • bonds = a loan to a government or corporation that pays interest
  • Everybody I knew was in the bond business, so I supposed it could support one more single man.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • And after the news of Louie's death broke, the film director Cecil B. DeMille showed up to do a radio interview with the family for the Sixth War Bond Drive.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • bond = certificates for which a government pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • You're selling bonds, aren't you, old sport?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • I was sure that they were selling something: bonds or insurance or automobiles.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe — so I decided to go East and learn the bond business.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I knew the other clerks and young bond-salesmen by their first names, and lunched with them in dark, crowded restaurants on little pig sausages and mashed potatoes and coffee.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bond = certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I'm a bond man.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
bond = in the business of buying and selling certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time

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3  —as in:
released on a $10,000 bond
Definition an amount of money a court orders a defendant to pay to be released from jail prior to a trial  (The money is returned after trial, but is collected to help assure the defendant will appear at trial.)
  • She was released after paying a $10,000 bond.
bond = money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial
  • Mom was released from jail on bond and prosecuted for a domestic violence misdemeanor.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
bond = money paid to a court for release from jail prior to trial

4  —as in:
all our employees are bonded
Definition insured to cover any loss resulting from dishonesty
  • I can't start work until I'm bonded.
bonded = insured
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Twenty-six were set to be joined with Riders; the rest were unbonded.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unbonded means not and reverses the meaning of bonded. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • If ever you met an unbonded dragon, you would not say so.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unbonded means not and reverses the meaning of bonded. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

Less commonly:
Less commonly, bond can refer to:
  • a formal or sincere agreement
  • a duty
  • a specific way that atoms are held together
  • a type of paper
  • a specific way of laying bricks
  • something used to tie things together or prevent free movement
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