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bond

  

      n  
1    something that binds, fastens, or holds together, such as a chain or rope  
2    often pl   something that brings or holds people together; tie  
a bond of friendship     
3    pl   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      (Insurance)     (U.S. and Canadian)   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    in bond     (Commerce)   deposited in a bonded warehouse  
      vb   mainly tr  
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)  


bail bond  
      n   a document in which a prisoner and one or more sureties guarantee that the prisoner will attend the court hearing of the charges against him if he is released on bail  
Bond  
      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  
bond paper  
      n   a superior quality of strong white paper, used esp. for writing and typing  
bond washing  
      n   a series of illegal deals in bonds made with the intention of avoiding taxation  
chemical bond  
      n   a mutual attraction between two atoms resulting from a redistribution of their outer electrons  
   See also       covalent bond       electrovalent bond       coordinate bond  
coordinate bond  
      n   a type of covalent chemical bond in which both the shared electrons are provided by one of the atoms,   (Also called)    dative bond, semipolar bond  
covalent bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp. the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms  
daimyo bond  
      n   a bearer bond issued in Japan and the eurobond market by the World Bank  
dative bond  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       coordinate bond  
deep-discount bond  
      n   a fixed-interest security that pays little or no interest but is issued at a substantial discount to its redemption value, thus largely substituting capital gain for income  
double bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond consisting of two covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule  
electrovalent bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains the electron to form a negative ion. The resulting ions are held together by electrostatic attraction,   (Also called)    ionic bond      Compare       covalent bond  
English bond  
      n   a bond used in brickwork that has a course of headers alternating with a course of stretchers  
Flemish bond  
      n   a bond used in brickwork that has alternating stretchers and headers in each course, each header being placed centrally over a stretcher  
granny bond  
      n   (in Britain) an informal name for retirement issue certificate, an index-linked savings certificate, originally available only to people over retirement age  
herringbone bond  
      n   a type of bricklaying in which the bricks are laid on the slant to form a herringbone pattern  
hydrogen bond  
      n   a weak chemical bond between an electronegative atom, such as fluorine, oxygen, or nitrogen, and a hydrogen atom bound to another electronegative atom. Hydrogen bonds are responsible for the properties of water and many biological molecules  
in-bond shop  
      n     (Caribbean)   a duty-free shop  
income bond  
      n   a bond that pays interest at a rate in direct proportion to the issuer's earnings  
investment bond  
      n   a single-premium life-assurance policy in which a fixed sum is invested in an asset-backed fund  
ionic bond  
      n      another name for       electrovalent bond  
junk bond  
      n     (Finance)   a security that offers a high yield but often involves a high risk of default  
metallic bond  
      n     (Chem)   the covalent bonding between atoms in metals, in which the valence electrons are free to move through the crystal  
pair bond  
      n   the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp. in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding  
  pair bonding      n  
peptide bond  
      n     (Biochem)   a chemical amide linkage, --NH--CO--, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another  
performance bond  
      n   a bond given by a bank to a third party guaranteeing that if a specified customer fails to fulfil all the terms of a specified contract, the bank will be responsible for any loss sustained by the third party  
property bond  
      n   a bond issued by a life-assurance company, the premiums for which are invested in a property-owning fund  
samurai bond  
      n   a bond issued in Japan and denominated in yen, available for purchase by nonresidents of Japan  
   Compare       shogun bond  
semipolar bond  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       coordinate bond  
shogun bond  
      n   a bond sold on the Japanese market by a foreign institution and denominated in a foreign currency  
   Compare       samurai bond  
single bond  
      n     (Chem)   a covalent bond formed between two atoms by the sharing of one pair of electrons  
treasury bond  
      n   a long-term interest-bearing bond issued by the U.S. Treasury  
triple bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond consisting of three distinct covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule  
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Bond  
      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  


bail bond  
      n   a document in which a prisoner and one or more sureties guarantee that the prisoner will attend the court hearing of the charges against him if he is released on bail  
bond  
      n  
1    something that binds, fastens, or holds together, such as a chain or rope  
2    often pl   something that brings or holds people together; tie  
a bond of friendship     
3    pl   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      (Insurance)     (U.S. and Canadian)   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    in bond     (Commerce)   deposited in a bonded warehouse  
      vb   mainly tr  
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 paper  
      n   a superior quality of strong white paper, used esp. for writing and typing  
bond washing  
      n   a series of illegal deals in bonds made with the intention of avoiding taxation  
chemical bond  
      n   a mutual attraction between two atoms resulting from a redistribution of their outer electrons  
   See also       covalent bond       electrovalent bond       coordinate bond  
coordinate bond  
      n   a type of covalent chemical bond in which both the shared electrons are provided by one of the atoms,   (Also called)    dative bond, semipolar bond  
covalent bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp. the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms  
daimyo bond  
      n   a bearer bond issued in Japan and the eurobond market by the World Bank  
dative bond  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       coordinate bond  
deep-discount bond  
      n   a fixed-interest security that pays little or no interest but is issued at a substantial discount to its redemption value, thus largely substituting capital gain for income  
double bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond consisting of two covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule  
electrovalent bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains the electron to form a negative ion. The resulting ions are held together by electrostatic attraction,   (Also called)    ionic bond      Compare       covalent bond  
English bond  
      n   a bond used in brickwork that has a course of headers alternating with a course of stretchers  
Flemish bond  
      n   a bond used in brickwork that has alternating stretchers and headers in each course, each header being placed centrally over a stretcher  
granny bond  
      n   (in Britain) an informal name for retirement issue certificate, an index-linked savings certificate, originally available only to people over retirement age  
herringbone bond  
      n   a type of bricklaying in which the bricks are laid on the slant to form a herringbone pattern  
hydrogen bond  
      n   a weak chemical bond between an electronegative atom, such as fluorine, oxygen, or nitrogen, and a hydrogen atom bound to another electronegative atom. Hydrogen bonds are responsible for the properties of water and many biological molecules  
in-bond shop  
      n     (Caribbean)   a duty-free shop  
income bond  
      n   a bond that pays interest at a rate in direct proportion to the issuer's earnings  
investment bond  
      n   a single-premium life-assurance policy in which a fixed sum is invested in an asset-backed fund  
ionic bond  
      n      another name for       electrovalent bond  
junk bond  
      n     (Finance)   a security that offers a high yield but often involves a high risk of default  
metallic bond  
      n     (Chem)   the covalent bonding between atoms in metals, in which the valence electrons are free to move through the crystal  
pair bond  
      n   the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp. in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding  
  pair bonding      n  
peptide bond  
      n     (Biochem)   a chemical amide linkage, --NH--CO--, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another  
performance bond  
      n   a bond given by a bank to a third party guaranteeing that if a specified customer fails to fulfil all the terms of a specified contract, the bank will be responsible for any loss sustained by the third party  
property bond  
      n   a bond issued by a life-assurance company, the premiums for which are invested in a property-owning fund  
samurai bond  
      n   a bond issued in Japan and denominated in yen, available for purchase by nonresidents of Japan  
   Compare       shogun bond  
semipolar bond  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       coordinate bond  
shogun bond  
      n   a bond sold on the Japanese market by a foreign institution and denominated in a foreign currency  
   Compare       samurai bond  
single bond  
      n     (Chem)   a covalent bond formed between two atoms by the sharing of one pair of electrons  
treasury bond  
      n   a long-term interest-bearing bond issued by the U.S. Treasury  
triple bond  
      n   a type of chemical bond consisting of three distinct covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule  

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bond

  

      n  
1    band, binding, chain, cord, fastening, fetter, ligature, link, manacle, shackle, tie  
2    affiliation, affinity, attachment, connection, link, relation, tie, union  
3    agreement, compact, contract, covenant, guarantee, obligation, pledge, promise, word  
      vb  
4    bind, connect, fasten, fix together, fuse, glue, gum, paste  

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n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
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