bond1 W3 [bɔnd US ba:nd] n
3 bonds
4¦(with glue)¦
6¦(written agreement)¦
7 my word is my bond
8 in/out of bond
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: band]
1.) ¦(MONEY)¦
an official document promising that a government or company will pay back money that it has borrowed, often with ↑interest
My father put all his money into stock market bonds.
furious trading on the bond market
something that unites two or more people or groups, such as love, or a shared interest or idea
→↑tie bond between
the emotional bond between mother and child
bond with
the United States' special bond with Britain
bond of
lifelong bonds of family and friendship
3.) bonds [plural] literary
something that limits your freedom and prevents you from doing what you want
bonds of
the bonds of fear and guilt
4.) ¦(WITH GLUE)¦
the way in which two surfaces become attached to each other using glue
Use a glue gun to form a strong bond on wood or china.
technical the chemical force that holds atoms together in a ↑molecule
In each methane molecule there are four CH bonds.
a written agreement to do something, that makes you legally responsible for doing it
7.) my word is my bond
formal used to say that you will definitely do what you have promised
8.) in/out of bond
technical in or out of a ↑bonded warehouse
bond 2
bond2 v
if two things bond with each other, they become firmly fixed together, especially after they have been joined with glue
It takes less than 10 minutes for the two surfaces to bond.
2.) [I]
to develop a special relationship with someone
bond with
Time must be given for the mother to bond with her baby.
3.) [T] [i]technical
to keep goods in a bonded warehouse

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