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Bond appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • No word, no bond; row on.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bond:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bond:


Bond is sometimes a misspelling of bound.

The word bond and its family (bonded, bonding, bonds) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun bond

What does bond mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bonds

  1. an electrical force linking atoms
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of bond: chemical bond
    • more generic terms: attraction / attractive force = the force by which one object attracts another
    • more specific terms:
      • covalent bond = a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule
      • cross-linkage / cross-link = a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
      • hydrogen bond = a chemical bond consisting of a hydrogen atom between two electronegative atoms (e.g., oxygen or nitrogen) with one side be a covalent bond and the other being an ionic bond
      • electrostatic bond / electrovalent bond / ionic bond = a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion
      • metallic bond = a chemical bond in which electrons are shared over many nuclei and electronic conduction occurs
      • peptide linkage / peptide bond = the primary linkage of all protein structures
  2. 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
  3. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
    • example: their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of bond: alliance
    • more generic words: connectedness / connection / connexion = a relation between things or events
    • more specific term: silver cord = the emotional bond between a mother and her offspring
  4. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    • example: a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman
    • domain: criminal law
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of bond: bail / bail bond
    • more generic words: recognisance / recognizance = a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law
  5. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  6. a connection that fastens things together
  7. a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of bond: bond paper
    • more generic term: writing paper = paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink
  8. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

Alternative definition of the noun bond


  1. [legal] 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.
  3. A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
  4. An emotional link, connection or union.
  5. [chemistry] A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
  6. A binding agreement, a covenant.
  7. A sum of money paid as bail or surety.
  8. Any constraining or cementing force or material.
  9. [context: construction] In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
  10. In Scotland, a mortgage.

Specialised definition of the noun bond

Glossary of finance / investment

a debt instrument that allows governments, municipalities, and companies to raise capital for their projects and operations

  • note: Interest on some bonds is exempt from income tax.

Definition of the verb bond

What does bond mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bonded | bonding | bonds

  1. stick to firmly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman spliced ropes
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): attach, bind, bundle, concatenate, fasten, fix, glom, graft, moor, package, secure, splice, weld.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of bond: adhere / bind / hold fast / stick / stick to
    • more generic word: attach = become attached
    • more specific word: bind = form a chemical bond with
  2. create social or emotional ties
    • example: The grandparents want to bond with the child
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of bond: attach / bind / tie
    • more generic word: relate = have or establish a relationship to
    • more specific words:
      • fixate = attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
      • befriend = become friends with
  3. issue bonds on
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: mortgage = put up as security or collateral
  4. bring together in a common cause or emotion
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of bond: draw together
    • more generic words: unify / unite = bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation


  1. Bond or BOND is an Australian/British string quartet that specializes in classical crossover and synthpop music. Bond has been described as the best-selling string quartet of all time, selling over 4 million records.
    • members:
    • genres: Crossover, Synthpop
    • albums: "Born", "Shine", "Remixed", "Classified", "Explosive: The Best of bond", "Live at the Royal Albert Hall", "Fab Field's Mix", "Raymond Weil", "Atlanta / Time", "Victory", "Viva! / Wintersun", "Bond: Video Clip Collection", "Explosive", "Viva!/Victory", "Fly Samba Fly", "Explosive/Adagio for Strings", "Play", "BOND Goes Gaga", "Fuego", "Speed", "Bond"
    • nomination: - nominated to Echo Award for Best Crossover Artist - "Born"
    • official website:
  2. Bond is a musical group.
  3. Bond is a Juno Award nominated musical group.
    • nomination: - nominated to Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year

There are other groups with in their name, like Common Bond, Mister Bond, Bond & Blome, Elastic Bond, Bond & Bentley, Eddie Bond & The Stompers, James Bond and His Sextet, The Graham Bond Organisation and Christopher Bond & George Reinblatt.


  1. Bond a.k.a. Steve Bond is an Israeli American television actor and model.
  2. Bond a.k.a. Scott Shields is a Scottish musician and record producer, best known as a member of Joe Strummer's backing band The Mescaleros.
  3. Bond was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club who was active in the 1800s. He is recorded in one match, totalling 8 runs with a highest score of 8 not out.
  4. Bond a.k.a. Martin Gun is an adult film actor.
  5. Bond a.k.a. Tomáš Volák is a musical artist and former member of Garáž.

There are other people with in their name, like Alf Bond, Ben Bond, Bob Bond, Dan Bond, Def Bond, Guy Bond, Jay Bond, Jim Bond, Kit Bond, Lee Bond and many others.


  1. "Bond" is a musical single of 808 State.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Bond": Bond is an album that was nominated for Best Album Graphics in the 1976 Juno Awards.
    • award: - Juno Award for Recording Package of the Year nomination for Allan O'Marra


Bond was a make of automobile produced by Bond Cars Ltd and Reliant.


  1. Bond is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The Bond Post Office has the ZIP Code 80423.
  2. Bond a.k.a. Bond, Mississippi: Bond is an unincorporated community in northern Stone County, Mississippi, United States. The community is situated approximately 3 miles north of Wiggins on U.S. Route 49, and is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area.

There are other places with in their name, like Bond County, Bond Township, Bond University, James Bond Beach and Lloyd-Bond House.


  1. Bond: Leu sieu meaning "the Train of a garment", was one of the twenty-eight lunar mansions of the traditional Chinese astronomy. It was one of the White Tiger of the West (西方白虎).
    • also known as 娄宿
  2. Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations working in international development. Established in 1993, Bond now has over 400 members. These range from large bodies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist organisations working in certain regions or with specific groups of people.
  3. Bond Crater is a crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars, located at 33.2° south latitude and 36° west longitude. It is 110.6 km in diameter and was named after George P. Bond, an American astronomer.
  4. BOND started development in late 2000 as a rapid application development tool for the GNOME Desktop by Treshna Enterprises. Its aim was to fill a gap that traditional Microsoft Windows applications like Borland Delphi, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic filled on the Windows desktop, but targeted for the Linux environment. Its goal was to allow developers to quickly build database forms in XML for backend SQL databases. It has been employed extensively by Treshna Enterprises to develop applications such as PayMaster and GymMaster.
  5. Bond is a website.

Phrases with Bond

Phrases starting with the word Bond:

  1. Bond Girl
  2. bond issue
  3. bond paper
  4. Bond energy
  5. Bond market
  6. bond rating

Phrases ending with the word Bond:

  1. to bond
  2. War bond
  3. Baby Bond
  4. bail bond
  5. junk bond
  6. Pair bond
  7. ionic bond
  8. Peace bond
  9. Sigma bond
  10. Banana Bond
  11. Banana-Bond
  12. bearer bond
  13. coupon bond
  14. dative bond

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Printed books with definitions for Bond

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Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2015)

by H. Stephen Stoker

A single covalent bond is a covalent bond in which two atoms share one pair of electrons. All of the bonds...

Google previewC# for Financial Markets (2013)

by Daniel J. Duffy, Andrea Germani

A bond is a debt instrument between two parties. One party (called the issuer, debtor or borrower) is the borrower of capital and pledges to pay interest and a redemption amount (the amount borrowed) to a lender (also known as the investor or ...

Google previewThe Oxford Guide to Financial Modeling (2004)

Applications for Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Financial Institutions by Thomas S. Y. Ho, Sang Bin Lee

Bond Mathematics A bond is a financial contract to receive specified payments over time.

Google previewStochastic Analysis, Stochastic Systems, and Applications to Finance (2011)

by Allanus Tsoi, David Nualart, George Yin

A bond is a formal contract to repay borrowed money with interest at fixed intervals. Thus a bond is like a loan: The issuer is the borrower, the holder is the lender, and the coupon is the interest. Bonds provide the borrower with external funds ...

Google previewIntroduction to Organic and Biochemistry (2012)

by Frederick A. Bettelheim, William H. Brown, Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell, Omar Torres

A glycosidic bond is the bond from the anomeric carbon to the —OR group of the glycoside.

To say that it is a B-1,4-glycosidic bond means that the configuration at the anomeric carbon ...

Google previewStrategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions (2014)

Theories and Cases by Rajesh Kumar

A junk bond is a high-yield bond issued by a corporation with a lower than investment-grade rating.

Google previewMacroeconomics (2008)

by Roger A. Arnold

BONDS • A bond is an IOU, or a promise to pay, typically issued by companies, governments, or government agencies. • The three major...

Google previewMicroeconomics (2008)

by Roger A. Arnold

BONDS • A bond is an IOU, or a promise to pay, typically issued by companies, governments, or government agencies. • The three major...

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Quotes about Bond

Once a Bond fan, always a Bond fan. (Richard Kiel)
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Scrabble value of B3O1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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